USN-3767-1: GLib vulnerabilities

19 September 2018

Several security issues were fixed in GLib.

Releases

Packages

  • glib2.0 - GLib Input, Output and Streaming Library (fam module)

Details

It was discovered that GLib incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16428)

It was discovered that GLib incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-16429)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.