openSUSE Security Update : hal (hal-721)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39983


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The dbus package used a too permissive configuration. Therefore intended access control for some services was not applied (CVE-2008-4311).

The new configuration denies access by default. Some dbus services like hal break due to this setting and need an updated configuration as well. The dbus configuration in the previous hal update was incomplete so this is the second attempt to fix the problem.


Update the affected hal packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39983

File Name: suse_11_0_hal-090402.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:novell:opensuse:hal, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:hal-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:hal-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4311

CWE: 16