[USN-2425-1] DBus vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Nov 27 16:07:08 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2425-1
November 27, 2014

dbus vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


DBus could be made to stop responding under certain conditions.

Software Description:
- 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:
  dbus                            1.8.8-1ubuntu2.1
  libdbus-1-3                     1.8.8-1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  dbus                            1.6.18-0ubuntu4.3
  libdbus-1-3                     1.6.18-0ubuntu4.3

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  dbus                            1.4.18-1ubuntu1.7
  libdbus-1-3                     1.4.18-1ubuntu1.7

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


Package Information:

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