USN-1576-1: DBus vulnerability
20 September 2012
DBus could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- dbus - simple interprocess messaging system
Sebastian Krahmer discovered that DBus incorrectly handled environment
variables when running with elevated privileges. A local attacker could
possibly exploit this flaw with a setuid binary and gain root privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-1576-2: libdbus-1-3, dbus