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CESA-2008:0159: dbus security update

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CESA-2008:0159: dbus security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/29/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

D-Bus is a system for sending messages between applications. It is usedboth for the system-wide message bus service, and as aper-user-login-session messaging facility.Havoc Pennington discovered a flaw in the way the dbus-daemon applies itssecurity policy. A user with the ability to connect to the dbus-daemon maybe able to execute certain method calls they should normally not havepermission to access. (CVE-2008-0595)Red Hat does not ship any applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 thatwould allow a user to leverage this flaw to elevate their privileges.This flaw does not affect the version of D-Bus shipped in Red HatEnterprise Linux 4.All users are advised to upgrade to these updated dbus packages, whichcontain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-dbus
  • centos-upgrade-dbus-devel
  • centos-upgrade-dbus-x11

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