D-Bus: Denial of Service — GLSA 201503-02

A vulnerability has been found in D-Bus, possibly resulting in local Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

sys-apps/dbus on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.16
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.16

Background

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

Description

D-Bus doesn’t validate the source of ActivationFailure signals.

Impact

A local attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/dbus-1.8.16"
 

References

Release Date
March 07, 2015

Latest Revision
March 07, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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