Ubuntu USN-738-1 (glib2.0)

Published: 2009-03-19 23:52:38
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Technical Details:
Diego Petten discovered that the Base64 encoding functions in GLib did not properly handle large strings. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a crafted Base64 string, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

The remote host is missing an update to glib2.0 announced via advisory USN-738-1.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following Linux Distribution Package versions: Ubuntu 7.10: libglib2.0-0 2.14.1-1ubuntu1.1 libglib2.0-udeb 2.14.1-1ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: libglib2.0-0 2.16.6-0ubuntu1.1 libglib2.0-udeb 2.16.6-0ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 8.10: libglib2.0-0 2.18.2-0ubuntu2.1 libglib2.0-udeb 2.18.2-0ubuntu2.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to effect the necessary changes. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-738-1

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




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