GLSA-200904-02 : GLib: Execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-02
(GLib: Execution of arbitrary code)

Diego E. Petteno` reported multiple integer overflows in glib/gbase64.c
when converting a long string from or to a base64 representation.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to perform a
base64 conversion via an application using GLib, possibly resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200904-02.xml

Solution :

All GLib 2.18 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/glib-2.18.4-r1'
All GLib 2.16 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/glib-2.16.6-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36085 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34100

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4316