openSUSE Security Update : dbus-1 (openSUSE-2016-1206)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94216


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for dbus-1 to version 1.8.22 fixes several issues.

This security issue was fixed :

- boo#1003898: Do not treat ActivationFailure message received from root-owned systemd name as a format string.

These non-security issues were fixed :

- boo#978477: Correctly reset timeouts for pending file descriptors

- boo#980928: increase listen() backlog of AF_UNIX sockets to SOMAXCONN

- Change the default configuration for the session bus to only allow EXTERNAL authentication (secure kernel-mediated credentials-passing), as was already done for the system bus.

- Fix a memory leak when GetConnectionCredentials() succeeds (fdo#91008)

- Ensure that dbus-monitor does not reply to messages intended for others (fdo#90952)

- Add locking to DBusCounter's reference count and notify function (fdo#89297)

- Ensure that DBusTransport's reference count is protected by the corresponding DBusConnection's lock (fdo#90312)

- Correctly release DBusServer mutex before early-return if we run out of memory while copying authentication mechanisms (fdo#90021)

- Correctly initialize all fields of DBusTypeReader (fdo#90021)

- Fix some missing \n in verbose (debug log) messages (fdo#90004)

- Clean up some memory leaks in test code (fdo#90021)


Update the affected dbus-1 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94216

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1206.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/24

Modified: 2016/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-x11-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dbus-1-x11-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libdbus-1-3, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libdbus-1-3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libdbus-1-3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libdbus-1-3-debuginfo-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/20