DescriptionA vulnerability was found in GNOME gvdb. It has been classified as critical. This affects the function gvdb_table_write_contents_async of the file gvdb-builder.c. The manipulation leads to use after free. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The name of the patch is d83587b2a364eb9a9a53be7e6a708074e252de14. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. The identifier VDB-216789 was assigned to this vulnerability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
epiphany-browser (PTS)buster3.32.1.2-3~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)
bullseye (security), bullseye3.38.2-1+deb11u3fixed
bookworm, sid43.1-1fixed
glib2.0 (PTS)buster2.58.3-2+deb10u3fixed
buster (security)2.58.3-2+deb10u4fixed
bookworm, sid2.74.6-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
epiphany-browsersourcebuster(not affected)
glib2.0sourcebuster(not affected)


[buster] - glib2.0 <not-affected> (Transient vulnerable code not present)
[buster] - epiphany-browser <not-affected> (vulnerable code introduced later in version 3.33.4)
Fix in gvdb: (2019-06-27)
Introduced by gvdb: (2019-06-20)
Fix in glib2.0: (2.65.0)
Fix in Epiphany: (3.33.4)

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