Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60510


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A denial-of-service flaw was discovered in the system for sending messages between applications. A local user could send a message with a malformed signature to the bus causing the bus (and, consequently, any process using libdbus to receive messages) to abort.


Update the affected dbus, dbus-devel and / or dbus-x11 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60510

File Name: sl_20090107_dbus_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3834

CWE: 20