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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201308-02
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: D-Bus: Denial of Service
     Date: August 22, 2013
     Bugs: #473190
       ID: 201308-02

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Synopsis
=======
A vulnerability has been found in D-Bus which allows a local user to
cause a Denial of Service.

Background
=========
D-Bus is a message bus system which processes can use to talk to each
other.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  sys-apps/dbus                < 1.6.12                  >= 1.6.12

Description
==========
D-Bus' _dbus_printf_string_upper_bound() function crashes if it returns
exactly 1024 bytes.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could provide specially-crafted input to an
application using D-Bus which would cause
_dbus_printf_string_upper_bound() to return 1024 bytes and crash,
causing a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All D-Bus users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/dbus-1.6.12"

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2013-2168
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-2168

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201308-02

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
======
Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

Gentoo: GLSA-201308-02: D-Bus: Denial of Service

A vulnerability has been found in D-Bus which allows a local user to cause a Denial of Service.

Summary

D-Bus' _dbus_printf_string_upper_bound() function crashes if it returns exactly 1024 bytes.

Resolution

All D-Bus users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/dbus-1.6.12"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2013-2168 http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-2168

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201308-02

Concerns

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: Normal
Title: D-Bus: Denial of Service
Date: August 22, 2013
Bugs: #473190
ID: 201308-02

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been found in D-Bus which allows a local user to cause a Denial of Service.

Background

D-Bus is a message bus system which processes can use to talk to each other.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 sys-apps/dbus < 1.6.12 >= 1.6.12

Impact

===== A local attacker could provide specially-crafted input to an application using D-Bus which would cause _dbus_printf_string_upper_bound() to return 1024 bytes and crash, causing a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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