Rocky Linux 8 : glib2 (RLSA-2021:3058)

high Nessus Plugin ID 157759


The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-2021:3058 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)

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: 157759

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2021-3058.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2/9/2022

Updated: 2/14/2022

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: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-doc, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-fam, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-fam-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-static, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-tests, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:glib2-tests-debuginfo, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/12/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-27218

RLSA: 2021:3058