USN-735-1: GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-735-1
16th March, 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.10
It was discovered that the Base64 decoding functions in GStreamer Base
Plugins did not properly handle large images in Vorbis file tags. If a user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted Vorbis file, an attacker
could possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the