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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
17 June 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-2168
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1874-1
13th June, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
DBus could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
dbus - simple interprocess messaging system
Alexandru Cornea discovered that DBus incorrectly handled certain messages.
A local attacker could use this issue to cause system services to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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