Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerability (USN-4959-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 149650


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4959-1 advisory. Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 149650

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4959-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/18/2021

Updated: 6/10/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3522


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer1.0-alsa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer1.0-gl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer1.0-plugins-base, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer1.0-x, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgstreamer-gl1.0-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/18/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3522

USN: 4959-1