Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dbus (MDVSA-2013:070)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66084


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


Updated dbus packages fix security vulnerability :

It was discovered that the D-Bus library honored environment settings even when running with elevated privileges. A local attacker could possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges, by setting specific environment variables before running a setuid or setgid application linked against the D-Bus library (libdbus) (CVE-2012-3524).


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66084

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-070.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2015/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dbus-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dbus-x11, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64dbus-1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64dbus-1_3, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/08

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3524

BID: 55517

MDVSA: 2013:070

MGASA: 2012-0282