Ubuntu 3767-2: GLib vulnerabilities

    Date19 Sep 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Several security issues were fixed in GLib.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3767-2
    September 19, 2018
    
    glib2.0 vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in GLib.
    
    Software Description:
    - glib2.0: GLib Input, Output and Streaming Library (fam module)
    
    Details:
    
    USN-3767-1 fixed a vulnerability in GLib. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
    
    Original advisory details:
    
     It was discovered that GLib incorrectly handled certain files.
     An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service
     or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16428)
    
     It was discovered that GLib incorrectly handled certain files.
     An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive
     information. (CVE-2018-16429)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      libglib2.0-0                    2.32.4-0ubuntu1.1
      libglib2.0-bin                  2.32.4-0ubuntu1.1
      libglib2.0-dev                  2.32.4-0ubuntu1.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3767-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3767-1
      CVE-2018-16428, CVE-2018-16429
    
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