Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : libdbus (cve_2012_3524_permissions_privileges)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80665


The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party software.


The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates :

- libdbus 1.5.x and earlier, when used in setuid or other privileged programs in and possibly other products, allows local users to gain privileges and execute arbitrary code via the DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable. NOTE: libdbus maintainers state that this is a vulnerability in the applications that do not cleanse environment variables, not in libdbus itself: 'we do not support use of libdbus in setuid binaries that do not sanitize their environment before their first call into libdbus.' (CVE-2012-3524)


Upgrade to Solaris 11/11 SRU 12.4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80665

File Name: solaris11_libdbus_20121016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/19

Modified: 2015/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:solaris:11.0, p-cpe:/a:oracle:solaris:libdbus

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Solaris11/release, Host/Solaris11/pkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/16

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3524