Scientific Linux Security Update : gstreamer-plugins on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61030


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


An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, and a stack-based buffer overflow flaw were found in various ModPlug music file format library (libmodplug) modules, embedded in GStreamer. An attacker could create specially crafted music files that, when played by a victim, would cause applications using GStreamer to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-4192, CVE-2011-1574)

All applications using GStreamer (such as Rhythmbox) must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61030

File Name: sl_20110502_gstreamer_plugins_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/02

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (VideoLAN VLC ModPlug ReadS3M Stack Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4192, CVE-2011-1574