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USN-4014-1: GLib vulnerability

10 June 2019

GLib could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted file.



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


It was discovered that GLib incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Related notices

  • USN-4014-2: libglib2.0-tests, libgio-fam, libglib2.0-0-refdbg, libglib2.0-0, libglib2.0-doc, libglib2.0-udeb, libglib2.0-bin, glib2.0, libglib2.0-data, libglib2.0-dev