Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : dbus vulnerabilities (USN-653-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36805


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Havoc 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36805

File Name: ubuntu_USN-653-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dbus-1-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dbus-1-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dbus-x11, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-1-2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-1-3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-1-cil, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-glib-1-2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-glib-1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-qt-1-1c2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-qt-1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:monodoc-dbus-1-manual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.4-dbus, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0595, CVE-2008-3834

USN: 653-1

CWE: 20, 264