openSUSE 10 Security Update : glib2 (glib2-4768)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29244


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Glib2 contains a copy of the pcre library. Specially crafted regular expressions could lead to a buffer overflow in the pcre library.
Applications using pcre to process regular expressions from untrusted sources could therefore potentially be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660). This update makes glib2 use the system's pcre library which was already updated to fix the above mentioned problems.


Update the affected glib2 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29244

File Name: suse_glib2-4768.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/07

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:glib2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:glib2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:glib2-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660

CWE: 119