Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Low Nessus Plugin ID 60715
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the last dbus security update did not correctly fix the denial of service flaw in the system for sending messages between applications. A local user could use this flaw to send a message with a malformed signature to the bus, causing the bus (and, consequently, any process using libdbus to receive messages) to abort.
Note: Users running any application providing services over the system message bus are advised to test this update carefully before deploying it in production environments.
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.