Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : GLib vulnerabilities (USN-4759-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 147993

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4759-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in GNOME GLib before 2.66.7 and 2.67.x before 2.67.4. If g_byte_array_new_take() was called with a buffer of 4GB or more on a 64-bit platform, the length would be truncated modulo 2**32, causing unintended length truncation. (CVE-2021-27218)

- An issue was discovered in GNOME GLib before 2.66.6 and 2.67.x before 2.67.3. The function g_bytes_new has an integer overflow on 64-bit platforms due to an implicit cast from 64 bits to 32 bits. The overflow could potentially lead to memory corruption. (CVE-2021-27219)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4759-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 147993

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4759-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2021

Updated: 3/24/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-27219

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgio-fam, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglib2.0-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglib2.0-0-refdbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglib2.0-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglib2.0-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglib2.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglib2.0-dev-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglib2.0-tests, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglib2.0-udeb

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-27218, CVE-2021-27219

USN: 4759-1