VDB-96771 · CVE-2017-5839 · BID 96001

GStreamer up to 1.10.2 gst-plugins-base riff-media.c gst_riff_create_audio_caps input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in GStreamer up to 1.10.2 (Multimedia Processing Software). This affects 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 input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and 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 does not properly limit recursion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack overflow and crash) via vectors involving nested WAVEFORMATEX.

The bug was discovered 01/15/2017. The weakness was released 02/09/2017 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at openwall.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-5839 since 02/01/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability 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 97247 (Fedora 25 : mingw-gstreamer1-plugins-base (2017-a56d78acb8)), 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 l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276456 (Fedora Security Update for mingw-gstreamer1-plugins-base (FEDORA-2017-a56d78acb8)).

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 (97247).






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Class: Input validation

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Nessus ID: 97247
Nessus Name: Fedora 25 : mingw-gstreamer1-plugins-base (2017-a56d78acb8)
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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


01/15/2017 🔍
02/01/2017 +17 days 🔍
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02/20/2017 +11 days 🔍
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Advisory: FEDORA-2017-a56d78acb8
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CVE: CVE-2017-5839 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 96001 - Multiple GStreamer Plug-ins Buffer Overflow and Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-5839 - GStreamer - Buffer Overflow Issue


Created: 02/09/2017 07:33 PM
Updated: 11/12/2022 02:18 PM
Changes: 02/09/2017 07:33 PM (79), 08/12/2020 09:13 PM (7), 11/12/2022 02:17 PM (4), 11/12/2022 02:18 PM (1)
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