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


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


Hanno 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gstreamer0.10-plugins-base and / or gstreamer1.0-plugins-base packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99023

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3244-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/28

Modified: 2017/03/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer0.10-plugins-base, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gstreamer1.0-plugins-base, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9811, CVE-2017-5837, CVE-2017-5839, CVE-2017-5842, CVE-2017-5844

USN: 3244-1