dbus security update

2007-02-09T02:06:35
ID CESA-2007:0008
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2007-02-10T11:32:18

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2007:0008

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

Kimmo Hamalainen discovered a flaw in the way D-BUS processes certain messages. It is possible for a local unprivileged D-BUS process to disrupt the ability of another D-BUS process to receive messages. (CVE-2006-6107)

Users of dbus are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-February/025559.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-February/025560.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-February/025561.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-February/025562.html

Affected packages: dbus dbus-devel dbus-glib dbus-python dbus-x11

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0008.html