USN-735-1: GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-735-1

16th March, 2009

gst-plugins-base0.10 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software description

  • gst-plugins-base0.10


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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10:
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base 0.10.21-3ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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