#VU14608 Out-of-bounds read in Gnome GLib

Published: 2018-09-04 | Updated: 2018-12-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU14608

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-16429


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Gnome GLib
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Gnome Development Team


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to out-of-bounds read vulnerability in g_markup_parse_context_parse() in gmarkup.c, related to utf8_str(). A local attacker can execute a specially crafted application or file that submits malicious input and cause the service to crash.

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Vulnerable software versions

Gnome GLib: 2.56.1

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Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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