Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glib2.0 (MDVSA-2013:083)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66097


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


Updated glib2.0 packages fix security vulnerability :

It was discovered that the version of glib shipped with MBS 1 does not sanitise certain DBUS related environment variables. When used in combination with a setuid application which utilises dbus via glib, a local user could gain escalated privileges with a specially crafted environment. This is related to a similar issue with dbus (CVE-2012-3524).

This updated version of glib adds appropriate protection against such scenarios and also adds additional hardening when used in a setuid environment.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66097

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-083.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2015/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64glib2.0_0, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server: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: 2013/04/09

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3524

BID: 55517

MDVSA: 2013:083

MGASA: 2012-0293