USN-3244-1: GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerabilities

27 March 2017

GStreamer Base Plugins could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • gst-plugins-base0.10 - GStreamer Plugins
  • gst-plugins-base1.0 - GStreamer Plugins

Details

Hanno Böck discovered that GStreamer Base Plugins did not correctly handle
certain malformed media files. If a user were tricked into opening a
crafted media file with a GStreamer application, an attacker could cause a
denial of service via application crash.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.