openSUSE Security Update : dbus-1 (dbus-1-717)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40211


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 may break due to this setting and need an updated configuration as well.

With the previous update wireless networking didn't work anymore on some machines due to stale files in /var/run/dbus/at_console. The dbus init script now cleans up that directory on boot.


Update the affected dbus-1 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40211

File Name: suse_11_1_dbus-1-090402.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:dbus-1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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