RHEL 5 : gstreamer-plugins-good (RHSA-2009:0271)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35617


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


Updated gstreamer-plugins-good packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

GStreamer is a streaming media framework, based on graphs of filters which operate on media data. GStreamer Good Plug-ins is a collection of well-supported, GStreamer plug-ins of good quality released under the LGPL license.

Multiple heap buffer overflows and an array indexing error were found in the GStreamer's QuickTime media file format decoding plugin. 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-2009-0386, CVE-2009-0387, CVE-2009-0397)

All users of gstreamer-plugins-good are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the update, all applications using GStreamer (such as totem or rhythmbox) must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35617

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0271.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/02/09

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gstreamer-plugins-good, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gstreamer-plugins-good-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0386, CVE-2009-0387, CVE-2009-0397

BID: 33405

OSVDB: 53550

RHSA: 2009:0271

CWE: 119