Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : dbus vulnerability (USN-2425-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that DBus incorrectly handled a large number of file
descriptor messages. A local attacker could use this issue to cause
DBus to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-7824).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected dbus and / or libdbus-1-3 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 : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79621 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71012

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7824

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