CentOS 5 : dbus (CESA-2010:0018)

low Nessus Plugin ID 43817


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


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.

It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0008 did not correctly fix the denial of service flaw in the system for sending messages between applications. A local user could use this flaw to 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-2009-1189)

Note: Users running any application providing services over the system message bus are advised to test this update carefully before deploying it in production environments.

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


Update the affected dbus packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 43817

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0018.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/8/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.8

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

Temporal Vector: 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-libs, 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: 1/7/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/7/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3834, CVE-2009-1189

BID: 31602

RHSA: 2010:0018

CWE: 20