Codec security updates

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Codec security updates

Postby VX2x2I » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:02 pm

Seems like VLC is alway being updated with various codec security fixes. I realize that Perian does not offer all of the many codecs of VLC, but it does make me wonder if Perian has unpatched codecs...

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Re: Codec security updates

Postby gbooker » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:31 pm

Applications and codecs are entirely different things when it comes to security vulnerabilities. Finding a vulnerability in an application is easier given it's requirement for a more diverse code base and libraries, as well is formulating an attack vector. By it's nature, VLC, or any application, is much more vulnerably than a codec.

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