Vulnerability identifier: #VU25564
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Gnome Development Team
The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to relative read when calling the g_printerr() function, which could lead to a denial of service from a setuid-root process being used to block access to the TTY for another user. A local user can block access to TTY for another user.
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Vulnerable software versions
Gnome GLib: 2.60.0 - 2.63.5
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.