USN-3245-1: GStreamer Good Plugins vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3245-1

27th 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-good0.10 - GStreamer plugins
  • gst-plugins-good1.0 - 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 version:

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.


CVE-2016-10198, CVE-2016-10199, CVE-2017-5840, CVE-2017-5841, CVE-2017-5845