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469151: CVE-2008-4311 dbus: incorrect use of [send|receive]_requested_reply policy rule attribute in system.conf

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The default configuration of system.conf in D-Bus (aka DBus) before 1.2.6 omits the send_type attribute in certain rules, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by (1) sending messages, related to send_requested_reply&#59; and possibly (2) receiving messages, related to receive_requested_reply.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4311 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 dbus Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 dbus Will not fix