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Debian: New dbus packages fix privilege escalation

Date 26 Jun 2008
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Havoc Pennington discovered that DBus, a simple interprocess messaging system, performs insufficient validation of security policies, which might allow local privilege escalation.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1599-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
June 26, 2008               
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Package        : dbus
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-0595

Havoc Pennington discovered that DBus, a simple interprocess messaging
system, performs insufficient validation of security policies, which
might allow local privilege escalation.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.2-1+etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.20-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your dbus packages.

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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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1400278 0552a9b54beb4a044951b7cdbc8fc855
    Size/MD5 checksum:      816 17ae5277bdf58c57ae3cf0d313c7c24d
    Size/MD5 checksum:    19612 a2b0de5bea28219d5e287f6074d7e705

Architecture independent packages:
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1538936 73d480306098e6b0f24062021706ace9

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   184618 def6ceaebc79f683ce76cf53fa167466
    Size/MD5 checksum:   403498 436cd3405371283d763039834ad091bf
    Size/MD5 checksum:   288940 f545a2666a651cd883973f3ca0011879
    Size/MD5 checksum:   378018 f6f7ea92aa2e5067f6187f57340d9f72

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   183978 3ceb93633944d3af0b00d6f08923bd6c
    Size/MD5 checksum:   363680 2e392e0cfab4a5cbbb75b5050a3cdf43
    Size/MD5 checksum:   348386 e066dc182c9c7f8c31d38979e2400aa1
    Size/MD5 checksum:   279076 1a133aa27937830c0e57a64f973e9a92

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   375478 fab65297fd67a6be39d41165122a1d27
    Size/MD5 checksum:   184754 ee3497695d7a9f052cae7dd720930d34
    Size/MD5 checksum:   362190 3901ed06fc5bd028eb0164c08d1043d6
    Size/MD5 checksum:   285788 6b2768ccdd5af272d54f8ea3475a5a69

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   350980 062e8d4f7e6091b566723a452e2bfb56
    Size/MD5 checksum:   335250 88c0dc6fae7b4d92adace225cb546765
    Size/MD5 checksum:   183832 69141c3e3342ea9cc37282fe900ea8e3
    Size/MD5 checksum:   268574 cc3063325ff8c52cf2b2b70ede8c0934

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   186470 a922e423c66858c8521cdfb74265b920
    Size/MD5 checksum:   439204 7c03f136224406f9cdfb533d019b180b
    Size/MD5 checksum:   411344 0928e80a8620c2d16d3dd91e5996d0c3
    Size/MD5 checksum:   322306 34d62722c2afc0401c7dc5ed884e9abc

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   359320 543131dff9529461109bb6d31b2ff12f
    Size/MD5 checksum:   183742 671c6a9b380cdfa2f6cb2d19366ec6a3
    Size/MD5 checksum:   272146 cb19335f9af9d39184cb1b8378ef0c1c
    Size/MD5 checksum:   370474 6d15f43916177eb1f7b2ffe46de2770e

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   358582 69ee571baccf2339032e443ca692ab4d
    Size/MD5 checksum:   369430 bbffef31d92f51ce859cc323f1c9d403
    Size/MD5 checksum:   184040 cc4b36a828a58fe863738b622da115dc
    Size/MD5 checksum:   272226 9c12dc8a990ba63aaf2d96142c2fef16

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   335350 b8d93b5616a10655e3e92b434125167e
    Size/MD5 checksum:   271608 9b5787f1e52a25905400308b691f3bc8
    Size/MD5 checksum:   184072 92d5a2f0d880c6d6a7dce37e439b4cc8
    Size/MD5 checksum:   353094 a5e6737c13f0628418778ed60b14382a

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   373206 f28f796f8277421caa2baeab1691ce9a
    Size/MD5 checksum:   184484 d493f51e6a70ef89c0ea18bc55bbee8e
    Size/MD5 checksum:   285176 1d044842d5e681aa68178fdc0a2f9aeb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   354860 d74c38060f83b296b8154dc4d5f45ece

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   264932 6e6e05b3e9e21c629cfc7e34ccb0affb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   184032 37e415cf39fd6f79f2d15619fa0acff7
    Size/MD5 checksum:   339832 1c5aa280dd6c85a84aa055d42567df48
    Size/MD5 checksum:   336064 5df693a86ae33bbbf5e135da8024d46e

  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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