(RHSA-2009:0269) Important: gstreamer-plugins security update

2009-02-06T05:00:00
ID RHSA-2009:0269
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-07-28T18:43:59

Description

The gstreamer-plugins package contains plug-ins used by the GStreamer streaming-media framework to support a wide variety of media types.

An array indexing error was found in the GStreamer's QuickTime media file format decoding plug-in. An attacker could create a carefully-crafted QuickTime media .mov file that would cause an application using GStreamer to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code if played by a victim. (CVE-2009-0398)

All users of gstreamer-plugins are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, all applications using GStreamer (such as nautilus-media) must be restarted for the changes to take effect.