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[ MDVSA-2014:214 ] dbus
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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2014:214
Package : dbus
Date : November 18, 2014
Affected: Business Server 1.0
Updated dbus packages fixes the following security issues:
Alban Crequy and Simon McVittie discovered several vulnerabilities
in the D-Bus message daemon:
On 64-bit platforms, file descriptor passing could be abused by local
users to cause heap corruption in dbus-daemon, leading to a crash,
or potentially to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-3635).
A denial-of-service vulnerability in dbus-daemon allowed local
attackers to prevent new connections to dbus-daemon, or disconnect
existing clients, by exhausting descriptor limits (CVE-2014-3636).
Malicious local users could create D-Bus connections to dbus-daemon
which could not be terminated by killing the participating processes,
resulting in a denial-of-service vulnerability (CVE-2014-3637).
dbus-daemon suffered from a denial-of-service vulnerability in the
code which tracks which messages expect a reply, allowing local
attackers to reduce the performance of dbus-daemon (CVE-2014-3638).
dbus-daemon did not properly reject malicious connections from local
users, resulting in a denial-of-service vulnerability (CVE-2014-3639).
The patch issued by the D-Bus maintainers for CVE-2014-3636 was
based on incorrect reasoning, and does not fully prevent the attack
described as CVE-2014-3636 part A, which is repeated below. Preventing
that attack requires raising the system dbus-daemon's RLIMIT_NOFILE
(ulimit -n) to a higher value.
By queuing up the maximum allowed number of fds, a malicious sender
could reach the system dbus-daemon's RLIMIT_NOFILE (ulimit -n,
typically 1024 on Linux). This would act as a denial of service in
* new clients would be unable to connect to the dbus-daemon
* when receiving a subsequent message from a non-malicious client
that contained a fd, dbus-daemon would receive the MSG_CTRUNC flag,
indicating that the list of fds was truncated; kernel fd-passing APIs
do not provide any way to recover from that, so dbus-daemon responds
to MSG_CTRUNC by disconnecting the sender, causing denial of service
to that sender.
This update also resolves the CVE-2014-7824 security vulnerability.
Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
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GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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