Fedora 8 : glib2-2.14.6-1.fc8 (2008-1533)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31066


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


PCRE 7.6 fixed following bug: A character class containing a very large number of characters with codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer overflow. The GLib release 2.14.6 updates the included copy of PCRE to version 7.6.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected glib2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31066

File Name: fedora_2008-1533.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/14

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glib2, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0674

FEDORA: 2008-1533

CWE: 119