Ubuntu USN-738-1 (glib2.0)

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

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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.

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

Recommendations:
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)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4316

References:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-738-1/

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.6

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