Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1818-1 dbus -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
14 Jun 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 930375.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-12749.
More information:

Joe Vennix discovered an authentication bypass vulnerability in dbus, an asynchronous inter-process communication system. The implementation of the DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1 authentication mechanism was susceptible to a symbolic link attack. A local attacker could take advantage of this flaw to bypass authentication and connect to a DBusServer with elevated privileges.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.22-0+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your dbus packages.

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