Debian DSA-1747-1 : glib2.0 - integer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35979


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Diego Petteno discovered that glib2.0, the GLib library of C routines, handles large strings insecurely via its Base64 encoding functions. This could possible lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the glib2.0 packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.16.6-1+lenny1.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12.4-2+etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35979

File Name: debian_DSA-1747.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/03/22

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:glib2.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4316

BID: 34100

DSA: 1747

CWE: 189