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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201909-08

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201909-08
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201909-8 - An authentication bypass was discovered in D-Bus. Versions less than 1.12.16 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2019-12749
MD5 | 920839a7f48b1dab80d4f154539456a6

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201909-08

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Severity: Normal
Title: D-Bus: Authentication bypass
Date: September 08, 2019
Bugs: #687900
ID: 201909-08

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Synopsis
========

An authentication bypass was discovered in D-Bus.

Background
==========

D-Bus is a message bus system which processes can use to talk to each
other.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-apps/dbus < 1.12.16 >= 1.12.16

Description
===========

It was discovered that a local attacker could manipulate symbolic links
in their own home directory to bypass authentication and connect to a
DBusServer with elevated privileges.

Impact
======

A local attacker can bypass authentication mechanisms and elevate
privileges.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All D-Bus users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/dbus-1.12.16"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2019-12749
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-12749

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201909-08

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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