RHEL 5 : gstreamer-plugins-base (RHSA-2009:0352)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36099


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


Updated gstreamer-plugins-base packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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 Base Plug-ins is a collection of well-maintained base plug-ins.

An integer overflow flaw which caused a heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the Vorbis comment tags reader. An attacker could create a carefully-crafted Vorbis file that would cause an application using GStreamer to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. (CVE-2009-0586)

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36099

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0352.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/07

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gstreamer-plugins-base, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gstreamer-plugins-base-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: 2009/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0586

BID: 34100

OSVDB: 52775

RHSA: 2009:0352

CWE: 189