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USN-799-1: D-Bus vulnerability

13 July 2009

D-Bus vulnerability

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Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that the D-Bus library did not correctly validate
signatures. If a local user sent a specially crafted D-Bus key, they could
spoof a valid signature and bypass security policies.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 6.06

After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to
effect the necessary changes.

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