Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus-glib on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Low Nessus Plugin ID 60833
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was discovered that dbus-glib did not enforce the 'access' flag on exported GObject properties. If such a property were read/write internally but specified as read-only externally, a malicious, local user could use this flaw to modify that property of an application.
Such a change could impact the application's behavior (for example, if an IP address were changed the network may not come up properly after reboot) and possibly lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-1172)
Due to the way dbus-glib translates an application's XML definitions of service interfaces and properties into C code at application build time, applications built against dbus-glib that use read-only properties needed to be rebuilt to fully fix the flaw. As such, this update provides NetworkManager packages that have been rebuilt against the updated dbus-glib packages. No other applications shipped with Scientific Linux 5 were affected.
Running instances of NetworkManager must be restarted (service NetworkManager restart) for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.