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Malicious Subtitles Files Can Hack Kodi, VLC and Popcorn Time Users

Oh my, that is bad. I am always surprised by attack vectors such as fonts, images and more. If you are a VLC, Kodi or Popcorn time users, patch your software ASAP.

From the blog post:

Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.