Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : dbus (ELSA-2011-1132)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68321
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1132 :
Updated dbus packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
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.
A denial of service flaw was found in the way the D-Bus library handled endianness conversion when receiving messages. A local user could use this flaw to send a specially crafted message to dbus-daemon or to a service using the bus, such as Avahi or NetworkManager, possibly causing the daemon to exit or the service to disconnect from the bus. (CVE-2011-2200)
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected dbus packages.