Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus-glib on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 64962
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way dbus-glib filtered the message sender (message source subject) when the 'NameOwnerChanged' signal was received. This could trick a system service using dbus-glib (such as fprintd) into believing a signal was sent from a privileged process, when it was not. A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-0292)
All running applications linked against dbus-glib, such as fprintd and NetworkManager, must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected dbus-glib, dbus-glib-debuginfo and / or dbus-glib-devel packages.