This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated dbus packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
D-Bus is a system for sending messages between applications. It is
used for the system-wide message bus service and as a
per-user-login-session messaging facility.
A denial of service flaw was found in the way the D-Bus library
handled endianness conversion when receiving messages. A local user
could use this flaw to send a specially crafted message to dbus-daemon
or to a service using the bus, such as Avahi or NetworkManager,
possibly causing the daemon to exit or the service to disconnect from
the bus. (CVE-2011-2200)
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For the update to
take effect, all running instances of dbus-daemon and all running
applications using the libdbus library must be restarted, or the
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : true