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USN-4049-2: GLib vulnerability

8 July 2019

GLib did not properly restrict directory and file permissions.



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


USN-4049-1 fixed a vulnerability in GLib. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that GLib created directories and files without properly
restricting permissions. 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 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-4049-1: libglib2.0-udeb, libglib2.0-data, glib2.0, libglib2.0-dev-bin, libglib2.0-0-refdbg, libglib2.0-dev, libglib2.0-0, libglib2.0-doc, libglib2.0-tests, libglib2.0-bin