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USN-1874-1: DBus vulnerability

13 June 2013

DBus could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.



  • dbus - simple interprocess messaging system


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
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.