GStreamer plug-ins: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200907-11

Multiple vulnerabilities in multiple GStreamer plug-ins might allow for the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/gst-plugins-good on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.10.14
Unaffected versions >= 0.10.14
media-libs/gst-plugins-base on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.10.22
Unaffected versions >= 0.10.22
media-plugins/gst-plugins-libpng on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.10.14-r1
Unaffected versions >= 0.10.14-r1

Background

The GStreamer plug-ins provide decoders to the GStreamer open source media framework.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in several GStreamer plug-ins:

  • Tobias Klein reported two heap-based buffer overflows and an array index error in the qtdemux_parse_samples() function in gst-plugins-good when processing a QuickTime media .mov file (CVE-2009-0386, CVE-2009-0387, CVE-2009-0397).
  • Thomas Hoger of the Red Hat Security Response Team reported an integer overflow that can lead to a heap-based buffer overflow in the gst_vorbis_tag_add_coverart() function in gst-plugins-base when processing COVERART tags (CVE-2009-0586).
  • Tielei Wang of ICST-ERCIS, Peking University reported multiple integer overflows leading to buffer overflows in gst-plugins-libpng when processing a PNG file (CVE-2009-1932).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system using a GStreamer plug-in to process a specially crafted file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All gst-plugins-good users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/gst-plugins-good-0.10.14"

All gst-plugins-base users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/gst-plugins-base-0.10.22"

All gst-plugins-libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-plugins/gst-plugins-libpng-0.10.14-r1"

References

Release Date
July 12, 2009

Latest Revision
July 12, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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