USN-735-1: GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerability
16 March 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.10
It was discovered that the Base64 decoding functions in GStreamer Base Plugins did not properly handle large images in Vorbis file tags. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted Vorbis file, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.