Ubuntu 1874-1: DBus vulnerability

    Date13 Jun 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    DBus could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1874-1
    June 13, 2013
    
    dbus vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.04
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    DBus could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - dbus: simple interprocess messaging system
    
    Details:
    
    Alexandru Cornea discovered that DBus incorrectly handled certain messages.
    A local attacker could use this issue to cause system services to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      libdbus-1-3                     1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      libdbus-1-3                     1.6.4-1ubuntu4.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libdbus-1-3                     1.4.18-1ubuntu1.4
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1874-1
      CVE-2013-2168
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dbus/1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dbus/1.6.4-1ubuntu4.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dbus/1.4.18-1ubuntu1.4
    
    
    
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