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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Ubuntu USN-3958-1: GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerability
30 April 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-9928
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USN-3958-1: GStreamer Base Plugins vulnerability
29 April 2019
gst-plugins-base0.10, gst-plugins-base1.0 vulnerability
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 18.10
o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
GStreamer Base Plugins could be made to crash or run programs if it received
specially crafted network traffic.
o gst-plugins-base1.0 - GStreamer plugins
o gst-plugins-base0.10 - GStreamer plugins
It was discovered that GStreamer Base Plugins did not correctly handle certain
malformed RTSP streams. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted RTSP
stream with a GStreamer application, an attacker could cause a denial of
service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
gstreamer1.0-plugins-base - 1.14.4-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
gstreamer1.0-plugins-base - 1.14.1-1ubuntu1~ubuntu18.04.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base - 0.10.36-2ubuntu0.2
gstreamer1.0-plugins-base - 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.3
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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