Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : dbus vulnerability (USN-1176-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55700
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that DBus did not properly validate the byte order of messages under certain circumstances. An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or potentially obtain access to sensitive information.
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SolutionUpdate the affected dbus package.