VideoLAN, the organization behind one of the most popular media players VLC Media Player, released VLC Media Player 3.0.8 today.
VLC Media Player 3.0.8 is a security update that patches a total of 13 different security issues in the client. The update is not related to a recently disclosed vulnerability that a too eager researcher attributed to VLC Media Player. It turned out that VLC was not vulnerable but that the researcher ran an older version of Ubuntu.
The update is not picked up yet by the player's automatic update function nor is it listed on the official VideoLAN website. It is available on the official Download VideoLAN download site for all supported operating systems, however.
You may download the new release and install it over the old. Whether you will do that right away or wait for the official release notification by VideoLAN is up to you. Cautious users may want to wait for the official announcement to download the new version either from the VideoLAN website or by using the application's integrated updater.
The new version of VLC patches the following issues in previous versions of the client application.
You may look up the vulnerabilities with CVE IDs, e.g. on https://cve.mitre.org/. Note that the issues are not available to the public at the time of writing.
VLC Media Player 3.0.8 is a security update first and foremost. The update makes other a handful of other non-security related changes as well:
Work on VLC Media Player 4.0 continues meanwhile as well.
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