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Debian: New dbus packages fix denial of service

Date 22 Oct 2008
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Colin Walters discovered that the dbus_signature_validate function in dbus, a simple interprocess messaging system, is prone to a denial of service attack.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1658-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                          Thijs Kinkhorst
October 22, 2008            
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Package        : dbus
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-3834
Debian Bug     : 501443

Colin Walters discovered that the dbus_signature_validate function in 
dbus, a simple interprocess messaging system, is prone to a denial of 
service attack.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in 
version 1.0.2-1+etch2.

For the testing distribution (lenny) and unstable distribution (sid) 
this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your dbus package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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