D-Bus: Denial of Service — GLSA 200901-04

An error condition can cause D-Bus to crash.

Affected Packages

sys-apps/dbus on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.2.3-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.2.3-r1

Background

D-Bus is a daemon providing a framework for applications to communicate with one another.

Description

schelte reported that the dbus_signature_validate() function can trigger a failed assertion when processing a message containing a malformed signature.

Impact

A local user could send a specially crafted message to the D-Bus daemon, leading to a Denial of Service.

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-1.2.3-r1"

References

Release Date
January 11, 2009

Latest Revision
January 11, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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