GStreamer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

2015-12-30T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201512-07
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2016-02-09T00:00:00

Description

Background

GStreamer is an open source multimedia framework.

Description

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the parsing of H.264 formatted video.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted H.264 formatted video using an application linked against GStreamer, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GStreamer users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/gstreamer-1.4.5"