Insecure permissions for files and folders in Gnome Glib



Published: 2019-06-29
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-13012
CWE-ID CWE-276
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Gnome GLib
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor Gnome Development Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Incorrect default permissions

EUVDB-ID: #VU18944

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-13012

CWE-ID: CWE-276 - Incorrect Default Permissions

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect default permissions for files and folders that are set by the application. A local user with access to the system can view contents of files and directories or modify them.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Gnome GLib: 2.56.0 - 2.59.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/glib/commit/5e4da714f00f6bfb2ccd6d73d61329c6f3a08429
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/glib/issues/1658
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/glib/merge_requests/450

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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