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Bug 266443 (CVE-2009-1189) - <=sys-apps/dbus-1.2.3-r1: Invalid Patch for CVE-2008-3834 (CVE-2009-1189)
Summary: <=sys-apps/dbus-1.2.3-r1: Invalid Patch for CVE-2008-3834 (CVE-2009-1189)
Alias: CVE-2009-1189
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-04-16 22:41 UTC by Alex Legler (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-08-22 15:31 UTC (History)
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Description Alex Legler (RETIRED) archtester gentoo-dev Security 2009-04-16 22:41:39 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #240308 +++

A call to dbus_signature_validate() can crash dbus.

The applied patch via bug 240308 is invalid.

Further Reference:
Comment 1 Alex Legler (RETIRED) archtester gentoo-dev Security 2009-04-16 22:47:48 UTC
The current additional patch to be applied on top of the old one can be found here:

However, upstream are not yet completely sure if they got it right this time.
So maybe we should give them some more time to ascertain the validity before applying.
Comment 2 Alex Legler (RETIRED) archtester gentoo-dev Security 2009-05-01 11:22:52 UTC
CVE-2009-1189 (
  The _dbus_validate_signature_with_reason function
  (dbus-marshal-validate.c) in D-Bus (aka DBus) uses incorrect logic to
  validate a basic type, which allows remote attackers to spoof a
  signature via a crafted key.  NOTE: this is due to an incorrect fix
  for CVE-2008-3834.
Comment 3 Gilles Dartiguelongue (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-12-06 15:59:57 UTC
gentopia is no more, updating CC list.
Comment 4 Gilles Dartiguelongue (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-09-13 21:46:02 UTC
1.2.3 has been removed from the tree.
Comment 5 Chris Reffett (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2013-08-22 15:31:52 UTC
Obsolete, long gone from tree and not important enough for a GLSA at this point. Closing.