USN-3135-1: GStreamer Good Plugins vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3135-1

22nd November, 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

Summary

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

Software description

  • gst-plugins-good0.10 - GStreamer plugins
  • gst-plugins-good1.0 - GStreamer plugins

Details

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 version:

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

LP: 1643901