Check Point Advisories

GStreamer QuickTime File Parsing Multiple Heap Overflows (CVE-2009-0398)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-365
Date Published: 20 Jul 2010
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Thursday 05 July, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-0398
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description GStreamer is a pipeline based multimedia framework written in the C programming language. GStreamer allows a programmer to create a variety of media-handling components, including simple audio playback, audio and video playback, recording, streaming, and editing. The pipeline design serves as a base to create many types of multimedia applications such as video editors, streaming media broadcasters, and media players. There exists multiple heap overflow vulnerabilities in GStreamer framework library. The vulnerabilities are due to insufficient input validation when parsing QuickTime media files. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing the target user to open malicious QuickTime media files. In an attack case where code injection is successful, the behavior of the target is entirely dependent on the intended function of the injected code. The code in such a case would execute within the security context of the current user. In an attack case where code injection is not successful, the affected application using GStreamer will terminate abnormally.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the GStreamer QuickTime File Parsing Multiple Heap Overflows protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  GStreamer QuickTime file parsing multiple heap overflows

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