Oracle Linux 5 : dbus (ELSA-2010-0018)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 67981


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0018 :

Updated dbus packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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 for the system-wide message bus service and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility.

It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0008 did not correctly fix the denial of service flaw in the system for sending messages between applications. A local user could use this flaw to send a message with a malformed signature to the bus, causing the bus (and, consequently, any process using libdbus to receive messages) to abort. (CVE-2009-1189)

Note: Users running any application providing services over the system message bus are advised to test this update carefully before deploying it in production environments.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For the update to take effect, all running instances of dbus-daemon and all running applications using the libdbus library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.


Update the affected dbus packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 67981

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0018.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dbus-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dbus-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dbus-x11, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3834, CVE-2009-1189

BID: 31602

OSVDB: 56165

RHSA: 2010:0018

CWE: 20