Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dbus (MDVSA-2009:256-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 42046


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in dbus :

The _dbus_validate_signature_with_reason function (dbus-marshal-validate.c) in D-Bus (aka DBus) uses incorrect logic to validate a basic type, which allows remote attackers to spoof a signature via a crafted key. NOTE: this is due to an incorrect fix for CVE-2008-3834 (CVE-2009-1189).

This update provides a fix for this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 42046

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-256.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/10/07

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1189

BID: 31602

OSVDB: 56165

MDVSA: 2009:256-1

CWE: 20