openSUSE Security Update : glib2 (glib2-815)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Large strings could lead to a heap overflow in the base64 encoding and
decoding functions. Attackers could potentially exploit that to
execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-4316).

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=449927

Solution :

Update the affected glib2 packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40222 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4316

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