CentOS Update for dbus-glib CESA-2010:0616 centos5 i386

Published: 2011-08-09 06:20:34
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'dbus-glib' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
dbus-glib on CentOS 5

Technical Details:
dbus-glib is an add-on library to integrate the standard D-Bus library with the GLib main loop and threading model. NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired or wireless network connection active at all times. It was discovered that dbus-glib did not enforce the 'access' flag on exported GObject properties. If such a property were read/write internally but specified as read-only externally, a malicious, local user could use this flaw to modify that property of an application. Such a change could impact the application's behavior (for example, if an IP address were changed the network may not come up properly after reboot) and possibly lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-1172) Due to the way dbus-glib translates an application's XML definitions of service interfaces and properties into C code at application build time, applications built against dbus-glib that use read-only properties needed to be rebuilt to fully fix the flaw. As such, this update provides NetworkManager Linux Distribution Packages that have been rebuilt against the updated dbus-glib Linux Distribution Packages. No other applications shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 were affected. All dbus-glib and NetworkManager users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Running instances of NetworkManager must be restarted (service NetworkManager restart) for this update to take effect.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
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