Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : dbus vulnerability (USN-1576-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62219
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSebastian Krahmer discovered that DBus incorrectly handled environment variables when running with elevated privileges. A local attacker could possibly exploit this flaw with a setuid binary and gain root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected dbus and / or libdbus-1-3 packages.