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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60715


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


It 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60715

File Name: sl_20100107_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: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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: 2010/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1189

CWE: 20