Kodi 17.3 is a minor bugfix release and patches a recent security hole involving malicious subtitle zip files.
The exploit involved a user downloading a malicious subtitle zip file that would then allow attackers to take control of the compromised system.
It impacted a number a number of popular media players aside from Kodi, including VLC.
Thankfully, the team that identified the security issue contacted Team Kodi directly and patched the issue quickly.
If you use subtitles on Kodi, I’d definitely recommend you download Kodi 17.3 now to keep your system safe and secure. Find out how to update Kodi here.
I’ve included the Kodi 17.3 changelog below:
- Fixed missing binary add-ons on release time
- Fixed crash on older distros like Ubuntu 14.04 with GCC 4.8 compiler
If you’re already running an older version of Kodi, you can download Kodi 17.3 from the Kodi downloads page.
If you need help updating Kodi, I’ve put together a guide on how to update Kodi which walks you through the steps.
Have you installed Kodi 17.3? What’s been your experience so far? Let me know in the comments!