CentOS 8 : glib2 (CESA-2021:3058)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152575


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2021:3058 advisory.

- glib: integer overflow in g_byte_array_new_take function when called with a buffer of 4GB or more on a 64-bit platform (CVE-2021-27218)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152575

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-3058.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/16/2021

Updated: 8/16/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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-2021-27218


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:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glib2, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glib2-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glib2-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glib2-fam, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glib2-static, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glib2-tests

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/10/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-27218

RHSA: 2021:3058