[USN-3244-1] GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Mar 27 18:13:11 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3244-1
March 27, 2017

gst-plugins-base0.10, gst-plugins-base1.0 vulnerabilities

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

Software Description:
- gst-plugins-base1.0: GStreamer Plugins
- gst-plugins-base0.10: GStreamer Plugins


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:
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base       1.8.3-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base       1.8.3-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base      0.10.36-1.1ubuntu2.1
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base       1.2.4-1~ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base      0.10.36-1ubuntu0.2

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

  CVE-2016-9811, CVE-2017-5837, CVE-2017-5839, CVE-2017-5842,

Package Information:

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