D-Bus up to 1.8.6 config-parser.c bus_connections_check_reply resource management

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A vulnerability was found in D-Bus. It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function bus_connections_check_reply of the file config-parser.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

The bus_connections_check_reply function in config-parser.c in D-Bus before 1.6.24 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a large number of method calls.

The weakness was published 09/22/2014 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at bugs.freedesktop.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-3638 since 05/14/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77755 (SuSE 11.3 Security Update : dbus-1 (SAT Patch Number 9733)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124841 (Solaris 11.3 Support Repository Update (SRU) 6.5.0 Missing).

Upgrading to version 1.8.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (96009) and Tenable (77755).




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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

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Nessus ID: 77755
Nessus Name: SuSE 11.3 Security Update : dbus-1 (SAT Patch Number 9733)
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OpenVAS ID: 703026
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3026-1 (dbus - security update)
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Upgrade: D-Bus 1.8.0


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Advisory: USN-2352-1
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CVE: CVE-2014-3638 (🔍)

X-Force: 96009
SecurityTracker: 1030864
Vulnerability Center: 46272 - D-Bus before 1.6.24 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 Local DoS via Method Calls - CVE-2014-3638, Low
SecurityFocus: 69833 - D-Bus CVE-2014-3638 Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 61378


Created: 03/26/2015 03:08 PM
Updated: 03/29/2022 10:11 AM
Changes: 03/26/2015 03:08 PM (64), 06/07/2017 11:06 AM (11), 03/29/2022 10:05 AM (4), 03/29/2022 10:11 AM (1)
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