Synopsis: Important: gstreamer-plugins security update
Issue Date: 2011-05-02
CVE Numbers: CVE-2006-4192
The gstreamer-plugins packages contain plug-ins used by the GStreamer
streaming-media framework to support a wide variety of media formats.
An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, and a
stack-based buffer overflow flaw were found in various ModPlug music file
format library (libmodplug) modules, embedded in GStreamer. An attacker
could create specially-crafted music files that, when played by a victim,
would cause applications using GStreamer to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-4192, CVE-2011-1574)
All users of gstreamer-plugins are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After
installing the update, all applications using GStreamer (such as Rhythmbox)
must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
– Scientific Linux Development Team