This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a symlink following issue, when g_file_replace() is used with G_FILE_CREATE_REPLACE_DESTINATION. A local user can create a specially crafted symbolic link to a critical file on the system and overwrite it with privileges of the application.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in privilege escalation.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Gnome GLib: 2.66.0 - 2.67.5
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?