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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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

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