USN-2425-1: DBus vulnerability

27 November 2014

DBus could be made to stop responding under certain conditions.



  • dbus - simple interprocess messaging system


It was discovered that DBus incorrectly handled a large number of file
descriptor messages. A local attacker could use this issue to cause DBus to
stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-7824)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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