USN-3244-1: GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerabilities

27 March 2017

gst-plugins-base0.10, gst-plugins-base1.0 vulnerabilities

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 Base Plugins could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • gst-plugins-base1.0 - GStreamer Plugins
  • gst-plugins-base0.10 - GStreamer Plugins


Hanno Böck 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
gstreamer1.0-plugins-base - 1.8.3-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
gstreamer1.0-plugins-base - 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base - 0.10.36-1.1ubuntu2.1
gstreamer1.0-plugins-base - 1.2.4-1~ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base - 0.10.36-1ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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