Debian: DSA-2707-1: dbus security update

    Date13 Jun 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2707-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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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