Scientific Linux Security Update : glib2 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Diego Petten&ograve
discovered multiple integer overflows causing
heap-based buffer overflows in GLib's Base64 encoding and decoding
functions. An attacker could use these flaws to crash an application
using GLib's Base64 functions to encode or decode large, untrusted
inputs, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running the
application. (CVE-2008-4316)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?56fdc477

Solution :

Update the affected glib2 and / or glib2-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60552 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4316