Debian Security Advisory DSA 3099-1 (dbus - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

2.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

6 months ago

Summary

Simon McVittie discovered that the fix for CVE-2014-3636 was incorrect, as it did not fully address the underlying denial-of-service vector. This update starts the D-Bus daemon as root initially, so that it can properly raise its file descriptor count. In addition, this update reverts the auth_timeout change in the previous security update to its old value because the new value causes boot failures on some systems. See the README.Debian file for details how to harden the D-Bus daemon against malicious local users.

Affected Software

Affected Software

dbus on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problem have been fixed in version 1.6.8-1+deb7u5. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problem have been fixed in version 1.8.10-1. We recommend that you upgrade your dbus packages.

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