Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glib2.0 (MDVSA-2009:245)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41619


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in glib2.0 :

The g_file_copy function in glib 2.0 sets the permissions of a target file to the permissions of a symbolic link (777), which allows user-assisted local users to modify files of other users, as demonstrated by using Nautilus to modify the permissions of the user home directory (CVE-2009-3289).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41619

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-245.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/09/25

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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:libgio2.0_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libglib2.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libglib2.0_0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3289

BID: 36313

MDVSA: 2009:245

CWE: 264