Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : dbus vulnerabilities (USN-653-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Havoc Pennington discovered that the D-Bus daemon did not correctly
validate certain security policies. If a local user sent a specially
crafted D-Bus request, they could bypass security policies that had a
'send_interface' defined. (CVE-2008-0595)

It was discovered that the D-Bus library did not correctly validate
certain corrupted signatures. If a local user sent a specially crafted
D-Bus request, they could crash applications linked against the D-Bus
library, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3834).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36805 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0595
CVE-2008-3834