Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus on SL5.x, SL6.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 :

A denial of service flaw was discovered in the system for sending
messages between applications. A local user could send a message with
an excessive number of nested variants to the system-wide message bus,
causing the message bus (and, consequently, any process using libdbus
to receive messages) to abort. (CVE-2010-4352)

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?b6286466

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60992 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4352