RHEL 3 : gstreamer-plugins (RHSA-2009:0269)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated gstreamer-plugins packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The gstreamer-plugins package contains plug-ins used by the GStreamer
streaming-media framework to support a wide variety of media types.

An array indexing error was found in the GStreamer's QuickTime media
file format decoding plug-in. An attacker could create a
carefully-crafted QuickTime media .mov file that would cause an
application using GStreamer to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code if played by a victim. (CVE-2009-0398)

All users of gstreamer-plugins are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
After installing the update, all applications using GStreamer (such as
nautilus-media) must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-0398.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0269.html

Solution :

Update the affected gstreamer-plugins and / or gstreamer-plugins-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35615 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0398