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USN-3767-2: GLib vulnerabilities

19 September 2018

Several security issues were fixed in GLib.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-3767-1 fixed a vulnerability in GLib. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3767-1: libglib2.0-udeb, libglib2.0-doc, libglib2.0-0-refdbg, glib2.0, libglib2.0-data, libglib2.0-bin, libglib2.0-dev-bin, libglib2.0-dev, libglib2.0-tests, libglib2.0-0