ID CVE-2008-0595
Summary dbus-daemon in D-Bus before 1.0.3, and 1.1.x before 1.1.20, recognizes send_interface attributes in allow directives in the security policy only for fully qualified method calls, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a method call with a NULL interface.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.13
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.13
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.20
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.20
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.21
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.21
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.22
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.22
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.23
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:0.23
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:1.0
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:1.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:1.0.1
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:1.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:1.0.2
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:1.0.2
  • cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:1.1.4
    cpe:2.3:o:d-bus:inter-process_communication_system:1.1.4
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.0
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007
  • cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.0_x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.0_x86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.1:-:x86-64
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.1:-:x86-64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2008.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2008.0:-:x86-64
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2008.0:-:x86-64
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:enterprise_linux:5:-:server
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:enterprise_linux:5:-:server
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:enterprise_linux_desktop:5:-:client
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:enterprise_linux_desktop:5:-:client
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:enterprise_linux_desktop_workstation:5:-:client
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:enterprise_linux_desktop_workstation:5:-:client
  • Fedora 7
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:fedora:7
CVSS
Base: 4.6 (as of 29-02-2008 - 15:45)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-2070.NASL
    description - Wed Feb 27 2008 David Zeuthen - 1.1.2-9.fc8 - CVE-2008-0595 - Thu Oct 25 2007 Bill Nottingham - 1.1.2-8 - have -libs obsolete older versions of the main package so that yum upgrades work Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 31315
    published 2008-02-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31315
    title Fedora 8 : dbus-1.1.2-9.fc8 (2008-2070)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0159.NASL
    description Updated dbus packages that fix an issue with circumventing the security policy are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. D-Bus is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used both for the system-wide message bus service, and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility. Havoc Pennington discovered a flaw in the way the dbus-daemon applies its security policy. A user with the ability to connect to the dbus-daemon may be able to execute certain method calls they should normally not have permission to access. (CVE-2008-0595) Red Hat does not ship any applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 that would allow a user to leverage this flaw to elevate their privileges. This flaw does not affect the version of D-Bus shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. All users are advised to upgrade to these updated dbus packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 31308
    published 2008-02-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31308
    title RHEL 5 : dbus (RHSA-2008:0159)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_DBUS-1-5049.NASL
    description This update of dbus-1 fixes a vulnerability caused by applying the policies incorrectly. (CVE-2008-0595)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-06-13
    plugin id 31395
    published 2008-03-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31395
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : dbus-1 (dbus-1-5049)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0159.NASL
    description Updated dbus packages that fix an issue with circumventing the security policy are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. D-Bus is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used both for the system-wide message bus service, and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility. Havoc Pennington discovered a flaw in the way the dbus-daemon applies its security policy. A user with the ability to connect to the dbus-daemon may be able to execute certain method calls they should normally not have permission to access. (CVE-2008-0595) Red Hat does not ship any applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 that would allow a user to leverage this flaw to elevate their privileges. This flaw does not affect the version of D-Bus shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. All users are advised to upgrade to these updated dbus packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43675
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43675
    title CentOS 5 : dbus (CESA-2008:0159)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_DBUS-1-5050.NASL
    description This update of dbus-1 fixes a vulnerability caused by applying the policies incorrectly. (CVE-2008-0595)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 31396
    published 2008-03-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31396
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : dbus-1 (ZYPP Patch Number 5050)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-653-1.NASL
    description Havoc Pennington discovered that the D-Bus daemon did not correctly validate certain security policies. If a local user sent a specially crafted D-Bus request, they could bypass security policies that had a 'send_interface' defined. (CVE-2008-0595) It was discovered that the D-Bus library did not correctly validate certain corrupted signatures. If a local user sent a specially crafted D-Bus request, they could crash applications linked against the D-Bus library, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3834). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 36805
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36805
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : dbus vulnerabilities (USN-653-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2012-750.NASL
    description 6 vulnerabilities were discovered for the dbus-1 and dbus-1-x11 packages in openSUSE versions 11.4, 12.1, and 12.2.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 74795
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74795
    title openSUSE Security Update : dbus-1 / dbus-1-x11 (openSUSE-SU-2012:1418-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-2043.NASL
    description - Wed Feb 27 2008 David Zeuthen - 1.0.2-7.fc7 - CVE-2008-0595 - Fri Jun 22 2007 Matthias Clasen - 1.0.2-6 - Don't require libxml-python needlessly (#245300) - Sun Jun 17 2007 Matthias Clasen - 1.0.2-5 - Require pkgconfig in -devel, not in -x11 (#244385) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 31312
    published 2008-02-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31312
    title Fedora 7 : dbus-1.0.2-7.fc7 (2008-2043)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-054.NASL
    description A vulnerability was discovered by Havoc Pennington in how the dbus-daemon applied its security policy. A user with the ability to connect to the dbus-daemon could possibly execute certain method calls that they should not normally have access to. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues. Users will have to reboot the system once these packages have been installed in order to prevent problems due to service dependencies on the messagebus service.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 36700
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36700
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dbus (MDVSA-2008:054)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1599.NASL
    description Havoc Pennington discovered that DBus, a simple interprocess messaging system, performs insufficient validation of security policies, which might allow local privilege escalation.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 33367
    published 2008-07-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33367
    title Debian DSA-1599-1 : dbus - programming error
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20080227_DBUS_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description Havoc Pennington discovered a flaw in the way the dbus-daemon applies its security policy. A user with the ability to connect to the dbus-daemon may be able to execute certain method calls they should normally not have permission to access. (CVE-2008-0595)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60365
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60365
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : dbus on SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0159.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0159 : Updated dbus packages that fix an issue with circumventing the security policy are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. D-Bus is a system for sending messages between applications. It is used both for the system-wide message bus service, and as a per-user-login-session messaging facility. Havoc Pennington discovered a flaw in the way the dbus-daemon applies its security policy. A user with the ability to connect to the dbus-daemon may be able to execute certain method calls they should normally not have permission to access. (CVE-2008-0595) Red Hat does not ship any applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 that would allow a user to leverage this flaw to elevate their privileges. This flaw does not affect the version of D-Bus shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. All users are advised to upgrade to these updated dbus packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67662
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67662
    title Oracle Linux 5 : dbus (ELSA-2008-0159)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:18:55.341-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description dbus-daemon in D-Bus before 1.0.3, and 1.1.x before 1.1.20, recognizes send_interface attributes in allow directives in the security policy only for fully qualified method calls, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a method call with a NULL interface.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9353
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title dbus-daemon in D-Bus before 1.0.3, and 1.1.x before 1.1.20, recognizes send_interface attributes in allow directives in the security policy only for fully qualified method calls, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a method call with a NULL interface.
version 18
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 432419
title CVE-2008-0595 dbus security policy circumvention
oval
AND
  • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331001
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment dbus is earlier than 0:1.0.0-6.3.el5_1
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080159002
      • comment dbus is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080159003
    • AND
      • comment dbus-devel is earlier than 0:1.0.0-6.3.el5_1
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080159006
      • comment dbus-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080159007
    • AND
      • comment dbus-x11 is earlier than 0:1.0.0-6.3.el5_1
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080159004
      • comment dbus-x11 is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080159005
rhsa
id RHSA-2008:0159
released 2008-02-27
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2008:0159: dbus security update (Moderate)
rpms
  • dbus-0:1.0.0-6.3.el5_1
  • dbus-devel-0:1.0.0-6.3.el5_1
  • dbus-x11-0:1.0.0-6.3.el5_1
refmap via4
bid 28023
bugtraq 20080307 rPSA-2008-0099-1 dbus dbus-glib dbus-qt dbus-x11
confirm
debian DSA-1599
fedora
  • FEDORA-2008-2043
  • FEDORA-2008-2070
mandriva MDVSA-2008:054
mlist [dbus] 20080227 [ANNOUNCE] CVE-2008-0595 D-Bus Security Releases - D-Bus 1.0.3 and D-Bus 1.1.20
sectrack 1019512
secunia
  • 29148
  • 29160
  • 29171
  • 29173
  • 29281
  • 29323
  • 30869
  • 32281
suse
  • SUSE-SR:2008:006
  • openSUSE-SU-2012:1418
ubuntu USN-653-1
vupen ADV-2008-0694
Last major update 05-05-2014 - 00:03
Published 29-02-2008 - 14:44
Last modified 15-10-2018 - 18:01
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