Scientific Linux Security Update : gstreamer-plugins-base on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60560


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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)

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: 60560

File Name: sl_20090406_gstreamer_plugins_base_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0586

CWE: 189