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<glsa id="201308-02">
<title>D-Bus: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability has been found in D-Bus which allows a local user
to cause a Denial of Service.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">d-bus</product>
<announced>August 22, 2013</announced>
<revised>August 22, 2013: 1</revised>
<bug>473190</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="sys-apps/dbus" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.6.12</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.6.12</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>D-Bus is a message bus system which processes can use to talk to each
other.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>D-Bus’ _dbus_printf_string_upper_bound() function crashes if it
returns exactly 1024 bytes.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could provide specially-crafted input to an application
using D-Bus which would cause _dbus_printf_string_upper_bound() to return
1024 bytes and crash, causing a Denial of Service condition.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All D-Bus users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-apps/dbus-1.6.12"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-2168">
CVE-2013-2168
</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 12 Jul 2013 01:19:11 +0000">
creffett
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:34:55 +0000">
creffett
</metadata>
</glsa>