|Bugzilla:||847402: CVE-2012-3524 dbus: privilege escalation when libdbus is used in setuid/setgid application|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
libdbus 1.5.x and earlier, when used in setuid or other privileged programs in X.org and possibly other products, allows local users to gain privileges and execute arbitrary code via the DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable. NOTE: libdbus maintainers state that this is a vulnerability in the applications that do not cleanse environment variables, not in libdbus itself: "we do not support use of libdbus in setuid binaries that do not sanitize their environment before their first call into libdbus."
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (dbus)||RHSA-2012:1261||September 13, 2012|
Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team for reporting this issue.
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