[USN-1874-1] DBus vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-06-17T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1874-1 June 13, 2013

dbus vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


DBus could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description: - dbus: simple interprocess messaging system


Alexandru Cornea discovered that DBus incorrectly handled certain messages. A local attacker could use this issue to cause system services to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04: libdbus-1-3 1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1

Ubuntu 12.10: libdbus-1-3 1.6.4-1ubuntu4.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libdbus-1-3 1.4.18-1ubuntu1.4

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1874-1 CVE-2013-2168

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dbus/1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dbus/1.6.4-1ubuntu4.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dbus/1.4.18-1ubuntu1.4

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