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.
(CVE-2008-3834)

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
rebooted.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-January/000845.html

Solution :

Update the affected dbus packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67785 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31602

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3834