GLib Updates for Ubuntu ESM
Posted on: 08/06/2019 04:38 PM

Updated glib2.0 packages has been released for both Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ESM and 14.04 ESM

GLib Updates for Ubuntu ESM


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4049-4
August 06, 2019

glib2.0 regression
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

USN-4049-1 introduced a regression in GLib.

Software Description:
- glib2.0: GLib Input, Output and Streaming Library (fam module)

Details:

USN-4049-1 fixed a vulnerability in GLib. The update introduced a regression.
This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that GLib created directories and files without properly
restricting permissions. 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+esm3
libglib2.0-bin 2.40.2-0ubuntu1.1+esm3

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
libglib2.0-0 2.32.4-0ubuntu1.4
libglib2.0-bin 2.32.4-0ubuntu1.4

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4049-4
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4049-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1838890



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