[USN-4014-2] GLib vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Jun 11 12:34:53 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4014-2
June 11, 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

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

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