Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

RHSA-2005:102: dbus security update.

Back to Search

RHSA-2005:102: dbus security update.

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
06/29/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated dbus packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

D-BUS is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used both for the systemwide message bus service, and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility. Dan Reed discovered that a user can send and listen to messages on another user's per-user session bus if they know the address of the socket. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0201 to this issue. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, the per-user session bus is only used for printing notifications, therefore this issue would only allow a local user to examine or send additional print notification messages. Users of dbus are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-dbus
  • redhat-upgrade-dbus-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-dbus-glib
  • redhat-upgrade-dbus-python
  • redhat-upgrade-dbus-x11

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;