Oracle Linux 4 : dbus (ELSA-2007-0008)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0008 :

Updated dbus packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

D-BUS is a system for sending messages between applications. It is
used both for the systemwide message bus service, and as a
per-user-login-session messaging facility.

Kimmo Hamalainen discovered a flaw in the way D-BUS processes certain
messages. It is possible for a local unprivileged D-BUS process to
disrupt the ability of another D-BUS process to receive messages.
(CVE-2006-6107)

Users of dbus are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-February/000049.html

Solution :

Update the affected dbus packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67436 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6107