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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60833


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


It 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60833

File Name: sl_20100810_dbus_glib_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/10/03

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: 2010/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1172