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

Date 20 Jan 2011
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                                  Nico Golde
January 20, 2011                         https://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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