Severity High
Remote No
Type Access restriction bypass
It has been discovered that dbus before 1.12.16 allows cookie spoofing because of symlink mishandling in the reference implementation of DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1 in the libdbus library. This issue only affects the DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1 authentication mechanism.
A malicious client with write access to its own home directory could manipulate a ~/.dbus-keyrings symlink to cause a DBusServer with a different uid to read and write in unintended locations. In the worst case, this could result in the DBusServer reusing a cookie that is known to the malicious client, and treating that cookie as evidence that a subsequent client connection came from an attacker-chosen uid, allowing authentication bypass.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-974 dbus 1.12.14-1 1.12.16-1 High Fixed
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Description
18 Jun 2019 ASA-201906-16 AVG-974 dbus High access restriction bypass