Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dbus (MDVSA-2008:054)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36700


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered by Havoc Pennington in how the dbus-daemon applied its security policy. A user with the ability to connect to the dbus-daemon could possibly execute certain method calls that they should not normally have access to.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Users will have to reboot the system once these packages have been installed in order to prevent problems due to service dependencies on the messagebus service.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36700

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-054.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dbus-x11, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64dbus-1_3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64dbus-1_3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libdbus-1_3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libdbus-1_3-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0595

MDVSA: 2008:054

CWE: 264