SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dbus-1 (SUSE-SU-2014:1724-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

dbus-1 was updated to version 1.8.12 to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- Increase dbus-daemons RLIMIT_NOFILE rlimit to 65536 to
stop an attacker from exhausting the file descriptors of
the system bus (CVE-2014-7824).

Note: This already includes the fix for the regression that was
introduced by the first fix for CVE-2014-7824 in 1.8.10.

On fast systems where local users are considered particularly hostile,
administrators can return to the 5 second timeout (or any other value
in milliseconds) by saving this as /etc/dbus-1/system-local.conf:
<busconfig> <limit name='auth_timeout'>5000</limit> </busconfig>

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

See also :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2014-121

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2014-121

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2014-121

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83655 ()

Bugtraq ID: 69834

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3636

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