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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61131


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


The gstreamer-plugins packages contain plug-ins used by the GStreamer streaming-media framework to support a wide variety of media formats.

An integer overflow flaw, a boundary error, and multiple off-by-one flaws 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-2011-2911, CVE-2011-2912, CVE-2011-2913, CVE-2011-2914, CVE-2011-2915)

All users of gstreamer-plugins 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 Rhythmbox) must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61131

File Name: sl_20110906_gstreamer_plugins_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2911