Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : dbus vulnerability (USN-1576-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that DBus incorrectly handled environment
variables when running with elevated privileges. A local attacker
could possibly exploit this flaw with a setuid binary and gain root
privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected dbus and / or libdbus-1-3 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62219 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55517

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3524