RHEL 5 : dbus (RHSA-2009:0008)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 35317


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated dbus packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

D-Bus is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used for the system-wide message bus service and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility.

A denial-of-service flaw was discovered in the system for sending messages between applications. A local user could send a message with a malformed signature to the bus causing the bus (and, consequently, any process using libdbus to receive messages) to abort.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated dbus packages, which contain backported patch which resolve this issue. For the update to take effect, all running instances of dbus-daemon and all running applications using libdbus library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.


Update the affected dbus, dbus-devel and / or dbus-x11 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 35317

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0008.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/01/08

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus-x11, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3834

BID: 31602

RHSA: 2009:0008

CWE: 20