[USN-3135-1] GStreamer Good Plugins vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Nov 22 20:29:07 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3135-1
November 22, 2016

gst-plugins-good0.10, gst-plugins-good1.0 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


GStreamer could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- gst-plugins-good1.0: GStreamer plugins
- gst-plugins-good0.10: GStreamer plugins


Chris Evans discovered that GStreamer Good Plugins did not correctly handle
malformed FLC movie files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted
FLC movie file with a GStreamer application, an attacker could cause a
denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good       1.8.3-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good       1.8.2-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good      0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu5.1
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good       1.2.4-1~ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good      0.10.31-1ubuntu1.3

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


Package Information:

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