Debian DSA-1837-1 : dbus - programming error

low Nessus Plugin ID 44702


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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the dbus_signature_validate function in dbus, a simple interprocess messaging system, is prone to a denial of service attack. This issue was caused by an incorrect fix for DSA-1658-1.


Upgrade the dbus packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.1-5+lenny1.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.2-1+etch3.

Packages for ia64 and s390 will be released once they are available.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 44702

File Name: debian_DSA-1837.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dbus, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/18/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1189

BID: 31602

DSA: 1837

CWE: 20