GStreamer up to 1.10.2 gst-plugins-base riff-media.c gst_riff_create_audio_caps numeric error

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in GStreamer up to 1.10.2 (Multimedia Processing Software). Affected by this vulnerability is the function gst_riff_create_audio_caps of the file gst-libs/gst/riff/riff-media.c of the component gst-plugins-base. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

The gst_riff_create_audio_caps function in gst-libs/gst/riff/riff-media.c in gst-plugins-base in GStreamer before 1.10.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (floating point exception and crash) via a crafted video file.

The bug was discovered 01/15/2017. The weakness was shared 02/09/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-5837 since 02/01/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 25 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97232 (Debian DLA-827-1 : gst-plugins-base0.10 security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196741 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Gst-plugins-base0.10, Gst-plugins-base1.0 Vulnerabilities (USN-3244-1)).

Upgrading to version 1.10.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (97232).






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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 97232
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-827-1 : gst-plugins-base0.10 security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703819
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3819-1 (gst-plugins-base1.0 - security update)
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Upgrade: GStreamer 1.10.3


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Advisory: RHSA-2017:2060
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CVE: CVE-2017-5837 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 96001 - Multiple GStreamer Plug-ins Buffer Overflow and Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-5837 - GStreamer - Denial of Service Issue


Created: 02/09/2017 07:33 PM
Updated: 11/12/2022 02:13 PM
Changes: 02/09/2017 07:33 PM (70), 08/12/2020 09:05 PM (6), 11/12/2022 02:11 PM (3), 11/12/2022 02:13 PM (11)
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