Oracle Linux 4 : dbus (ELSA-2007-0008)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 67436
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0008 :
Updated dbus packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
D-BUS is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used both for the systemwide message bus service, and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility.
Kimmo Hamalainen discovered a flaw in the way D-BUS processes certain messages. It is possible for a local unprivileged D-BUS process to disrupt the ability of another D-BUS process to receive messages.
Users of dbus are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected dbus packages.