Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : dbus vulnerabilities (USN-653-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36805
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionHavoc Pennington discovered that the D-Bus daemon did not correctly validate certain security policies. If a local user sent a specially crafted D-Bus request, they could bypass security policies that had a 'send_interface' defined. (CVE-2008-0595)
It was discovered that the D-Bus library did not correctly validate certain corrupted signatures. If a local user sent a specially crafted D-Bus request, they could crash applications linked against the D-Bus library, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3834).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.