Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : dbus vulnerability (USN-1176-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that DBus did not properly validate the byte order
of messages under certain circumstances. An attacker could exploit
this to cause a denial of service via application crash or potentially
obtain access to sensitive information.

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 dbus package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55700 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48216

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2200

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