VDB-96777 · CVE-2017-5845 · BID 96001

GStreamer up to 1.10.2 gst/avi/gstavidemux.c gst_avi_demux_parse_ncdt out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in GStreamer up to 1.10.2 (Multimedia Processing Software). This affects the function gst_avi_demux_parse_ncdt of the file gst/avi/gstavidemux.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-125. The software reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 01/20/2017. The weakness was disclosed 02/09/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at openwall.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-5845 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 are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 20 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97240 (Fedora 25 : mingw-gstreamer1-plugins-good (2017-1fc4026d15)), 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 276455 (Fedora Security Update for mingw-gstreamer1-plugins-good (FEDORA-2017-1fc4026d15)).

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 (97240). The entries 96753, 96754, 96769 and 96770 are pretty similar.





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 97240
Nessus Name: Fedora 25 : mingw-gstreamer1-plugins-good (2017-1fc4026d15)
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OpenVAS ID: 703820
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3820-1 (gst-plugins-good1.0 - security update)
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Upgrade: GStreamer 1.10.3


01/20/2017 🔍
02/01/2017 +12 days 🔍
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02/09/2017 +8 days 🔍
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02/20/2017 +11 days 🔍
02/21/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/12/2022 +2090 days 🔍


Advisory: FEDORA-2017-1fc4026d15
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-5845 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 96001 - Multiple GStreamer Plug-ins Buffer Overflow and Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-5845 - GStreamer - Denial of Service Issue

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Created: 02/09/2017 07:33 PM
Updated: 11/12/2022 02:47 PM
Changes: 02/09/2017 07:33 PM (77), 08/12/2020 04:59 PM (7), 11/12/2022 02:43 PM (4), 11/12/2022 02:47 PM (1)
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