GLSA-200901-04 : D-Bus: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200901-04
(D-Bus: Denial of Service)

schelte reported that the dbus_signature_validate() function can
trigger a failed assertion when processing a message containing a
malformed signature.

Impact :

A local user could send a specially crafted message to the D-Bus
daemon, leading to a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All D-Bus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/dbus-1.2.3-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35348 (gentoo_GLSA-200901-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31602

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3834