Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : gst-plugins-good0.10 vulnerability (USN-789-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39491


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Tielei Wang discovered that GStreamer Good Plugins did not correctly handle malformed PNG image files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted PNG image file with a GStreamer application, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39491

File Name: ubuntu_USN-789-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/06/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer0.10-esd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer0.10-plugins-good, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer0.10-plugins-good-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer0.10-plugins-good-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1932

USN: 789-1

CWE: 189