SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dbus-1 (SUSE-SU-2015:0457-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83693


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


dbus-1 was updated to version 1.8.16 to fix one security issue.

This update fixes the following security issue :

- CVE-2015-0245: Do not allow non-uid-0 processes to send forged ActivationFailure messages. On Linux systems with systemd activation, this would allow a local denial of service (bnc#916343).

These additional security hardenings are included :

- Do not allow calls to UpdateActivationEnvironment from uids other than the uid of the dbus-daemon. If a system service installs unsafe security policy rules that allow arbitrary method calls (such as CVE-2014-8148) then this prevents memory consumption and possible privilege escalation via UpdateActivationEnvironment.

- Do not allow calls to UpdateActivationEnvironment or the Stats interface on object paths other than /org/freedesktop/DBus. Some system services install unsafe security policy rules that allow arbitrary method calls to any destination, method and interface with a specified object path.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-112=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-112=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-112=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83693

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0457-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-x11-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-x11-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdbus-1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdbus-1-3, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdbus-1-3-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8148, CVE-2015-0245

BID: 71891, 72545

OSVDB: 118407