Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : glib2.0 vulnerability (USN-841-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42043
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionArand Nash discovered that applications linked to GLib (e.g. Nautilus) did not correctly copy symlinks. If a user copied symlinks with GLib, the symlink target files would become world-writable, allowing local attackers to gain access to potentially sensitive information.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.