GLSA-201512-07 : GStreamer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87707


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201512-07 (GStreamer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the parsing of H.264 formatted video.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted H.264 formatted video using an application linked against GStreamer, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GStreamer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/gstreamer-1.4.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87707

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201512-07.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 1/4/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:gentoo:linux:gst-plugins-bad, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gstreamer, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 12/30/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0797

GLSA: 201512-07