#VU18944 Incorrect default permissions in Gnome GLib


Published: 2019-06-29

Vulnerability identifier: #VU18944

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-13012

CWE-ID: CWE-276

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Gnome Development Team

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


CPE

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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