CentOS 5 : dbus (CESA-2009:0008)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 43724

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated dbus packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

D-Bus is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used for the system-wide message bus service and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility.

A denial-of-service flaw was discovered in the system for sending messages between applications. A local user could send a message with a malformed signature to the bus causing the bus (and, consequently, any process using libdbus to receive messages) to abort.
(CVE-2008-3834)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated dbus packages, which contain backported patch which resolve this issue. For the update to take effect, all running instances of dbus-daemon and all running applications using libdbus library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.

Solution

Update the affected dbus packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c39b2d0a

http://www.nessus.org/u?0568c0db

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 43724

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-0008.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/06

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dbus, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dbus-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dbus-x11, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3834

BID: 31602

RHSA: 2009:0008

CWE: 20