Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

It was discovered that the last dbus security update did not correctly
fix the denial of service flaw in the system for sending messages
between applications. A local user could use this flaw to send a
message with a malformed signature to the bus, causing the bus (and,
consequently, any process using libdbus to receive messages) to abort.
(CVE-2009-1189)

Note: Users running any application providing services over the system
message bus are advised to test this update carefully before deploying
it in production environments.

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 system rebooted.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?36f81848

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60715 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1189