Amazon Linux AMI : dbus Privilege Escalation (ALAS-2012-128)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

It was discovered that the D-Bus library honored environment settings
even when running with elevated privileges. A local attacker could
possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges, by setting
specific environment variables before running a setuid or setgid
application linked against the D-Bus library (libdbus).
(CVE-2012-3524)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4f73337c

Solution :

Run 'yum update dbus' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69618 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3524