Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glib2.0 (MDVSA-2013:083)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated glib2.0 packages fix security vulnerability :

It was discovered that the version of glib shipped with MBS 1 does not
sanitise certain DBUS related environment variables. When used in
combination with a setuid application which utilises dbus via glib, a
local user could gain escalated privileges with a specially crafted
environment. This is related to a similar issue with dbus
(CVE-2012-3524).

This updated version of glib adds appropriate protection against such
scenarios and also adds additional hardening when used in a setuid
environment.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66097 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55517

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3524

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