Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glib2.0 (MDVSA-2009:080)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36255


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple integer overflows in GLib's Base64 encoding and decoding functions enable attackers (possibly remote ones, depending on the applications glib2 is linked against with - mostly GNOME ones) either to cause denial of service and to execute arbitrary code via an untrusted input (CVE-2008-4316).

This update provide the fix for that security issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36255

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-080.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:mandriva:linux:glib-gettextize, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glib2.0-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gio2.0_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64glib2.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64glib2.0_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64glib2.0_0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgio2.0_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libglib2.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libglib2.0_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libglib2.0_0-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4316

BID: 34100

OSVDB: 56386

MDVSA: 2009:080

CWE: 189