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GStreamer 1.10.2 Multimedia Framework Released to Patch Recent Security Flaws

If you’re reading the news lately, you might have stumbled on an article about an exploit code that could have been used by an attacker to bypass the security features of a GNU/Linux distribution, leaving the system vulnerable to drive-by attacks that can install backdoors, keyloggers, or another type of malware. The said exploit was known to target a memory corruption vulnerability in the widely-used GStreamer multimedia framework, but the issue was patched upstream by Matthew Waters, a few hours after several media outlets reported the incident, and Collabora’s Mark Filion was kind enough to inform us about the patch.