DSA 2707-1: dbus security update
Posted on: 06/14/2013 10:54 AM

A dbus security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2707-1: dbus security update


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2707-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Yves-Alexis Perez
June 13, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : dbus
Vulnerability : denial of service
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-2168

Alexandru Cornea discovered a vulnerability in libdbus caused by an
implementation bug in _dbus_printf_string_upper_bound(). This
vulnerability can be exploited by a local user to crash system services
that use libdbus, causing denial of service. Depending on the dbus
services running, it could lead to complete system crash.

The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.8-1+deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.12-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.12-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your dbus packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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