Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : dbus vulnerability (USN-1874-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 66892


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Alexandru Cornea discovered that DBus incorrectly handled certain messages. A local attacker could use this issue to cause system services to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libdbus-1-3 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 66892

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1874-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/06/14

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbus-1-3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2168

BID: 60546

OSVDB: 94212

USN: 1874-1