Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1874-1
13th June, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
DBus could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
- dbus - simple interprocess messaging system
Alexandru Cornea discovered that DBus incorrectly handled certain messages.
A local attacker could use this issue to cause system services to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 13.04:
- libdbus-1-3 1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1
- Ubuntu 12.10:
- libdbus-1-3 1.6.4-1ubuntu4.1
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libdbus-1-3 1.4.18-1ubuntu1.4
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.