Ubuntu 5.10 : libmms vulnerability (USN-309-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27884
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSeveral buffer overflows were found in libmms. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted remote multimedia stream with an application using libmms, a remote attacker could overwrite an arbitrary memory portion with zeros, thereby crashing the program.
In Ubuntu 5.10, this affects the GStreamer MMS plugin (gstreamer0.8-mms). Other Ubuntu releases do not support this library.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libmms-dev and / or libmms0 packages.