D-Bus: Denial of Service

2009-01-11T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200901-04
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2009-01-11T00:00:00

Description

Background

D-Bus is a daemon providing a framework for applications to communicate with one another.

Description

schelte reported that the dbus_signature_validate() function can trigger a failed assertion when processing a message containing a malformed signature.

Impact

A local user could send a specially crafted message to the D-Bus daemon, leading to a Denial of Service.

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-1.2.3-r1"