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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0159

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0159.

D-Bus is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used
both for the system-wide message bus service, and as a
per-user-login-session messaging facility.

Havoc Pennington discovered a flaw in the way the dbus-daemon applies its
security policy. A user with the ability to connect to the dbus-daemon may
be able to execute certain method calls they should normally not have
permission to access. (CVE-2008-0595)

Red Hat does not ship any applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 that
would allow a user to leverage this flaw to elevate their privileges.

This flaw does not affect the version of D-Bus shipped in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated dbus packages, which
contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0595
BugTraq ID: 28023
Bugtraq: 20080307 rPSA-2008-0099-1 dbus dbus-glib dbus-qt dbus-x11 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1599 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:006 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1418 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2008 E-Soft Inc.

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