Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : dbus-glib (ELSA-2013-0568)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0568 :

Updated dbus-glib packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

dbus-glib is an add-on library to integrate the standard D-Bus library
with the GLib main loop and threading model.

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 dbus-glib users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running
applications linked against dbus-glib, such as fprintd and
NetworkManager, must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-February/003299.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-February/003292.html

Solution :

Update the affected dbus-glib packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68765 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57985

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0292