GLSA-201308-02 : D-Bus: Denial of Service
Low Nessus Plugin ID 69453
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201308-02 (D-Bus: Denial of Service)
D-Bus’ _dbus_printf_string_upper_bound() function crashes if it returns exactly 1024 bytes.
A local attacker could provide specially crafted input to an application using D-Bus which would cause _dbus_printf_string_upper_bound() to return 1024 bytes and crash, causing a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll D-Bus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/dbus-1.6.12'