Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : glib2.0 vulnerability (USN-738-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36361
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDiego Petteno discovered that the Base64 encoding functions in GLib did not properly handle large strings. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a crafted Base64 string, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.