CVE Database

CVE-2008-4311

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-12-05
Bugzilla: 469151: CVE-2008-4311 dbus: incorrect use of [send|receive]_requested_reply policy rule attribute in system.conf

Details

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; and possibly (2) receiving messages, related to receive_requested_reply.

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

Statement

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: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

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