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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   D-BUS Vendors:   Freedesktop.org
D-Bus match_rule_equal() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017608
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017608
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6107   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 8 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in D-Bus. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a flaw in match_rule_equal() to prevent another process from receiving certain messages.

Kimmo Hamalainen reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available via CVS. Also, a patch is available at:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9142

Vendor URL:  www.freedesktop.org/Software/dbus (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 8 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) D-Bus match_rule_equal() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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