Debian: DSA-2149-1: Security update for dbus

    Date20 Jan 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Rémi Denis-Courmont discovered that dbus, a message bus application, is not properly limiting the nesting level when examining messages with extensive nested variants. This allows an attacker to crash the dbus system daemon due to a call stack overflow via crafted messages.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2149-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                  Nico Golde
    January 20, 2011                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : dbus
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian bug     : none
    CVE ID         : CVE-2010-4352
    
    Rémi Denis-Courmont discovered that dbus, a message bus application,
    is not properly limiting the nesting level when examining messages with
    extensive nested variants.  This allows an attacker to crash the dbus system
    daemon due to a call stack overflow via crafted messages.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.1-5+lenny2.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.24-4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.24-4.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your dbus packages.
    
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