Oracle Linux 5 : dbus (ELSA-2009-0008)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0008 :

Updated dbus packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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 for the system-wide message bus service and as a
per-user-login-session messaging facility.

A denial-of-service flaw was discovered in the system for sending
messages between applications. A local user could send a message with
a malformed signature to the bus causing the bus (and, consequently,
any process using libdbus to receive messages) to abort.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated dbus packages, which
contain backported patch which resolve this issue. For the update to
take effect, all running instances of dbus-daemon and all running
applications using libdbus library must be restarted, or the system

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dbus packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67785 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31602

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3834