Debian DSA-1658-1 : dbus - programming error

Low Nessus Plugin ID 34478


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Colin Walters discovered that the dbus_signature_validate function in dbus, a simple interprocess messaging system, is prone to a denial of service attack.


Upgrade the dbus package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.2-1+etch2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 34478

File Name: debian_DSA-1658.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/10/24

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dbus, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3834

DSA: 1658

CWE: 20