USN-3767-2: GLib vulnerabilities

19 September 2018

glib2.0 vulnerabilities

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

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