ArchLinux: 201906-16: dbus: access restriction bypass

    Date 19 Jun 2019
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package dbus before version 1.12.16-1 is vulnerable to access restriction bypass.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201906-16
    Severity: High
    Date    : 2019-06-18
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2019-12749
    Package : dbus
    Type    : access restriction bypass
    Remote  : No
    Link    :
    The package dbus before version 1.12.16-1 is vulnerable to access
    restriction bypass.
    Upgrade to 1.12.16-1.
    # pacman -Syu "dbus>=1.12.16-1"
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.12.16.
    It has been discovered that dbus before 1.12.16 allows cookie spoofing
    because of symlink mishandling in the reference implementation of
    DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1 in the libdbus library. This issue only affects the
    DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1 authentication mechanism.
    A malicious client with write access to its own home directory could
    manipulate a ~/.dbus-keyrings symlink to cause a DBusServer with a
    different uid to read and write in unintended locations. In the worst
    case, this could result in the DBusServer reusing a cookie that is
    known to the malicious client, and treating that cookie as evidence
    that a subsequent client connection came from an attacker-chosen uid,
    allowing authentication bypass.
    A local attacker could use this issue to bypass authentication and
    escalate privileges.

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