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D-Bus: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201110-14 / D-Bus
Release Date October 21, 2011
Latest Revision October 21, 2011: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
sys-apps/dbus < 1.4.12 >= 1.4.12 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #348766, #371261, #372743

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in D-Bus, the worst of which allowing for a symlink attack.

2.  Impact Information

Background

D-Bus is a message bus system, a simple way for applications to talk to each other.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in D-Bus. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

The vulnerabilities allow for local Denial of Service (daemon crash), or arbitrary file overwriting.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All D-Bus users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/dbus-1.4.12"

4.  References



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