GLSA-201406-01 : D-Bus, GLib: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74258


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-01 (D-Bus, GLib: Privilege escalation)

When libdbus is used in a setuid program, a user can gain escalated privileges by leveraging the DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS variable. GLib can be used in a setuid context with D-Bus, and so can trigger this vulnerability. Please review the CVE identifier below for more details.
Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges and execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All D-Bus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/dbus-1.6.8' All GLib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/glib-2.32.4-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74258

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/02

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:glib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/01

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3524

BID: 55517

GLSA: 201406-01