Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS : dbus-glib vulnerability (USN-1138-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 55099


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that DBus-GLib did not properly verify the access flag of exported GObject properties under certain circumstances. A local attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access restrictions or possibly 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 libdbus-glib-1-2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 55099

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1138-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/13

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-glib-1-2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1172

BID: 42347

USN: 1138-1