USN-4014-2: GLib vulnerability

11 June 2019

glib2.0 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


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

Software Description

  • glib2.0 - GLib Input, Output and Streaming Library (fam module)


USN-4014-1 fixed a vulnerability in GLib. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 14.04 ESM
libglib2.0-0 - 2.40.2-0ubuntu1.1+esm1
libglib2.0-bin - 2.40.2-0ubuntu1.1+esm1
libglib2.0-dev - 2.40.2-0ubuntu1.1+esm1
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libglib2.0-0 - 2.32.4-0ubuntu1.2
libglib2.0-bin - 2.32.4-0ubuntu1.2
libglib2.0-dev - 2.32.4-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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