RHEL 5 / 6 : dbus (RHSA-2011:0376)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 52764


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated dbus packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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 an excessive number of nested variants to the system-wide message bus, causing the message bus (and, consequently, any process using libdbus to receive messages) to abort. (CVE-2010-4352)

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 52764

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0376.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/23

Modified: 2017/01/04

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dbus-x11, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4352

BID: 45377

OSVDB: 69883

RHSA: 2011:0376