Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : glib2.0 vulnerability (USN-738-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Diego Petteno discovered that the Base64 encoding functions in GLib
did not properly handle large strings. If a user or automated system
were tricked into processing a crafted Base64 string, an attacker
could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36361 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34100

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4316