Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : dbus vulnerability (USN-1044-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 51572


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Remi Denis-Courmont discovered that D-Bus did not properly validate the number of nested variants when validating D-Bus messages. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 51572

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1044-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/19

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dbus-1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dbus-1-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dbus-x11, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-1-3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-1-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4352

BID: 45377

USN: 1044-1