Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : dbus vulnerability (USN-1044-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 51572
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionRemi 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.