Forum Thread: VLC 2.0.8

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claw VLC 2.0.8
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I updated VLC media player to 2.0.8 weeks ago but Secunia still thinks I have 2.0.7. I have a constant red icon that I have to check every day only to see that it's still telling me to update vlc. A scan doesn't help. This does not give me confidence that my other stuff is up to date if it can't see what version I have.

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Maurice Joyce RE: VLC 2.0.8
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What path is PSI showing to VLC that is vulnerable?

FINDING A FILE PATH USING PSI

VERSION 2


From the DASHBOARD page click on SCAN RESULTS.

1. This will list all your programmes with a + to the left of each programme.
2. Click the + sign next to the item that U want help with.
3. This will reveal the path under DETECTED INSTANCES.
4. Below DETECTED INSTANCES you will see this You can double click this row for additional information & options>double click it>a box will appear>look to the RIGHT & U will see TROUBLESHOOT REPORT in BLUE writing under the heading TOOLBOX> click TroubleShoot Report & it will reveal some information in a box>highlight the information revealed from ---START--- to ---END--- & copy it (CTRL+C) then post it to the Forum (CTRL+V)

VERSION 3
This version does not have such an easy method to publish the path.

Open PSI>once open select Show Programs.
U will now see a page full of programme icons or a list.
Right click on the programme in error>select Show Details - that will open a box showing the path & version number of the offending file.
U now have 2 options:
1. Write down the exact file path & install version - return to the Forum & type that information.
2. Take a screen shot & publish that.

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claw RE: VLC 2.0.8
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Is this the path? This is what came up for the old 2.0.7 VLC.

"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC"
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Maurice Joyce RE: VLC 2.0.8
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That does not really help in that you have not given all the detail. If you follow my script above a box will appear. I need to know the version number for the path you gave me.

This is an example of the detail PSI gives you:

https://1ncuig.bn1.livefilestore.com/y2pqw76mu2Nb2...



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claw RE: VLC 2.0.8
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It says C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe version 2.0.7.0

That's the old version. When I click the desktop VLC shortcut > About -- it says I have version 2.0.8 Maybe it's easiest to uninstall and redownload.
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Maurice Joyce RE: VLC 2.0.8
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Last edited on 25th Aug, 2013 11:07
You can always uninstall but if you do run a full PSI scan before downloading the latest version to check all the old dross has been completely removed or you could do this:

Open PSI>once open select Show Programs.

U will now see a page full of programme icons or a list.

Right click on the icon that represents the programme in error>select Show Details - that will open a box showing the path & version number of the offending file.

Double click on C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe version 2.0.7.0

That will open Windows Explorer & U will see that file. Right click on it & select delete.

Run a full PSI scan & the problem should be resolved.


Please note that even when you update to the latest version it remains vulnerable. This SA refers:

https://secunia.com/advisories/54451
EDIT Have you now fixed this problem?

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claw RE: VLC 2.0.8
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I uninstalled VLC because of the difficulty in updating. I assume the old version is not deleted by the update. Also, your link said the latest version is vulnerable. I can get by with Windows MP and Adobe Flash and that's more than enough to worry about. Thanks
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Maurice Joyce RE: VLC 2.0.8
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Pleased to see you are all fixed up.

On that basis, I will lock this thread for U sometime tomorrow unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

This will protect your mail box from possible update emails from "tag on" posts

You can of course lock threads U have created. Just click the ACCEPT button in the post of the helper who offered U the best solution/advice to solve your problem.

Secunia Support can always reopen threads by applying by email to: support@secunia.com



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