Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus-glib on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 64962


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


A 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.


Update the affected dbus-glib, dbus-glib-debuginfo and / or dbus-glib-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64962

File Name: sl_20130226_dbus_glib_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/01

Modified: 2013/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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: 2013/02/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0292