USN-3245-1: GStreamer Good Plugins vulnerabilities

27 March 2017

gst-plugins-good0.10, gst-plugins-good1.0 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 Good Plugins could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

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


Hanno Böck discovered that GStreamer Good 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-good - 1.8.3-1ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good - 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good - 0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu5.3
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good - 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1.4
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good - 0.10.31-1ubuntu1.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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