Bug 911658 (CVE-2013-0292) - CVE-2013-0292 dbus-glib: Local privilege escalation due improper filtering of message sender when NameOwnerChanged signal received
Summary: CVE-2013-0292 dbus-glib: Local privilege escalation due improper filtering of...
Alias: CVE-2013-0292
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 911714 913072 913073 913077 913078
Blocks: 911661
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-02-15 14:54 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:00 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-08-23 13:45:15 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0568 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: dbus-glib security update 2013-02-26 23:28:31 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2013-02-15 14:54:24 UTC
A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way dbus-glib, the D-Bus add-on library to integrate the standard D-Bus library with the GLib thread abstraction and main loop, performed filtering of the message sender (message source subject), when the NameOwnerChanged signal was received. A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.

Relevant upstream patch:
[1] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/dbus/dbus-glib/commit/?id=166978a09cf5edff4028e670b6074215a4c75eca

[2] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/02/15/10

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-02-15 17:52:03 UTC
Created dbus-glib tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 911714]

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2013-02-18 12:02:42 UTC
dbus-glib upstream bug report:


Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-26 18:29:33 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:0568 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0568.html

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