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USN-6165-2: GLib vulnerabilities

19 October 2023

Several security issues were fixed in GLib.

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Releases

Packages

  • glib2.0 - GLib library of C routines

Details

USN-6165-1 fixed vulnerabilities in GLib. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu
18.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that GLib incorrectly handled non-normal GVariants. An
attacker could use this issue to cause GLib to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or perform other unknown attacks.

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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

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

Related notices

  • USN-6165-1: libglib2.0-tests, libglib2.0-dev, libglib2.0-doc, glib2.0, libglib2.0-bin, libglib2.0-0, libglib2.0-dev-bin, libglib2.0-data