Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus-glib on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way dbus-glib filtered the message sender
(message source subject) when the 'NameOwnerChanged' signal was
received. This could trick a system service using dbus-glib (such as
fprintd) into believing a signal was sent from a privileged process,
when it was not. A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate
their privileges. (CVE-2013-0292)

All running applications linked against dbus-glib, such as fprintd and
NetworkManager, must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?db01e966

Solution :

Update the affected dbus-glib, dbus-glib-debuginfo and / or
dbus-glib-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64962 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0292