USN-3135-1: GStreamer Good Plugins vulnerability

22 November 2016

gst-plugins-good0.10, gst-plugins-good1.0 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


GStreamer could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • gst-plugins-good1.0 - GStreamer plugins
  • gst-plugins-good0.10 - GStreamer plugins


Chris Evans discovered that GStreamer Good Plugins did not correctly handle malformed FLC movie files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted FLC movie file with a GStreamer application, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.10
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good - 1.8.3-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good - 1.8.2-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good - 0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu5.1
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good - 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good - 0.10.31-1ubuntu1.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.