USN-611-3: GStreamer Good Plugins vulnerability

8 May 2008

gst-plugins-good0.10 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • gst-plugins-good0.10


USN-611-1 fixed a vulnerability in Speex. This update provides the corresponding update for GStreamer Good Plugins.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Speex did not properly validate its input when processing Speex file headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted Speex file, an attacker could create a denial of service in applications linked against Speex or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good - 0.10.7-3ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 7.10
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good - 0.10.6-0ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 7.04
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good - 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good - 0.10.3-0ubuntu4.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.