Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : glib2.0 vulnerability (USN-841-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Arand Nash discovered that applications linked to GLib (e.g. Nautilus)
did not correctly copy symlinks. If a user copied symlinks with GLib,
the symlink target files would become world-writable, allowing local
attackers to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42043 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36313

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3289