Version 0.7.8 and 0.8.7 of the open source FFmpeg solution were recently released.

"The updates correct issues that could be exploited by an attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition or potentially compromise an application that uses FFmpeg -- well known open source software that uses the library collection includes the VLC Media Player, MPlayer and Perian," The H Security reports.

"The vulnerabilities addressed in the update include errors in the QDM2 decoder and 'vp3_dequant()' function that could be used to trigger a buffer overflow, as well as a problem in a number of functions that could lead to out-of-bounds reads," the article states.

Go to "FFmpeg updates fix security bugs" to read the details.

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