SuSE 11 Security Update : glib2 (SAT Patch Number 1831)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50911


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


When copying symbolic links the g_file_copy function set the target of the link to mode 0777 therefore exposing potentially sensitive information or allowing other user to modify files they should not have access to (CVE-2009-3289). This has been fixed.

This update also fixes a problem where glib2 couldn't access remote URLs when run outside of a GNOME session.


Apply SAT patch number 1831.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50911

File Name: suse_11_glib2-100119.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/12/02

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glib2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glib2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glib2-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glib2-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgio-2_0-0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgio-2_0-0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgio-fam, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libglib-2_0-0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libglib-2_0-0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgmodule-2_0-0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgmodule-2_0-0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgobject-2_0-0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgobject-2_0-0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgthread-2_0-0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libgthread-2_0-0-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3289

CWE: 264