GStreamer up to 1.10.2 gst/gstdatetime.c gst_date_time_new_from_iso8601_string out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in GStreamer up to 1.10.2 (Multimedia Processing Software). Affected by this issue is the function gst_date_time_new_from_iso8601_string of the file gst/gstdatetime.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-125. The software reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Impacted is availability.

The bug was discovered 01/15/2017. The weakness was published 02/09/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-5838 since 02/01/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

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 97249 (Fedora 25 : mingw-gstreamer1 (2017-c0564718ea)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236438 (Red Hat Update for GStreamer (RHSA-2017:2060)).

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 (97249). Similar entries are available at 95339, 96753, 96754 and 96769.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 97249
Nessus Name: Fedora 25 : mingw-gstreamer1 (2017-c0564718ea)
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OpenVAS ID: 703822
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3822-1 (gstreamer1.0 - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: GStreamer 1.10.3


01/15/2017 🔍
02/01/2017 +17 days 🔍
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02/09/2017 +8 days 🔍
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02/20/2017 +11 days 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2017:2060
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-5838 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 96001 - Multiple GStreamer Plug-ins Buffer Overflow and Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-5838 - GStreamer - Out-of-Bounds Read Issue

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Created: 02/09/2017 07:33 PM
Updated: 11/12/2022 02:14 PM
Changes: 02/09/2017 07:33 PM (77), 08/12/2020 04:58 PM (7), 11/12/2022 02:14 PM (4)
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