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USN-4049-3: GLib regression

5 August 2019

USN-4049-1 introduced a regression in GLib.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-4049-1 fixed a vulnerability in GLib. The update introduced a regression
in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS causing a possibly memory leak. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 16.04

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