Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : gst-plugins-base0.10, gst-plugins-base1.0 vulnerabilities (USN-3244-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99023
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionHanno Bock discovered that GStreamer Base Plugins did not correctly handle certain malformed media files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted media file with a GStreamer application, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gstreamer0.10-plugins-base and / or gstreamer1.0-plugins-base packages.