RHEL 5 / 6 : dbus (RHSA-2011:0376)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 52764
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.