USN-4014-1: GLib vulnerability

10 June 2019

glib2.0 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


GLib could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • glib2.0 - GLib library of C routines


It was discovered that GLib incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
libglib2.0-0 - 2.60.0-1ubuntu0.1
libglib2.0-bin - 2.60.0-1ubuntu0.1
libglib2.0-dev - 2.60.0-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.10
libglib2.0-0 - 2.58.1-2ubuntu0.1
libglib2.0-bin - 2.58.1-2ubuntu0.1
libglib2.0-dev - 2.58.1-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libglib2.0-0 - 2.56.4-0ubuntu0.18.04.3
libglib2.0-bin - 2.56.4-0ubuntu0.18.04.3
libglib2.0-dev - 2.56.4-0ubuntu0.18.04.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libglib2.0-0 - 2.48.2-0ubuntu4.2
libglib2.0-bin - 2.48.2-0ubuntu4.2
libglib2.0-dev - 2.48.2-0ubuntu4.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.