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FS#52335 - [gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins] arbitrary code execution (CVE-2016-9447)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Santiago Torres (sangy) - Monday, 02 January 2017, 17:56 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 23 January 2017, 15:12 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Summary
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The package gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution via CVE-2016-9447.

Guidance
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I spoke with the people at #gstreamer, and it seems that the only workaround is to actually *remove* the plugin. They do not intend on patching the 0.10.x version of the plugins. (I attached the irc log just for completeness :])

References
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https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-125
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/18/13
https://scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.de/2016/11/0day-poc-risky-design-decisions-in.html
http://scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.de/2016/11/0day-exploit-compromising-linux-desktop.html
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Monday, 23 January 2017, 15:12 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  Package removed.

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