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dbus -- match_rule_equal() Weakness


Secunia reports:

D-Bus have a weakness, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

An error within the "match_rule_equal()" function can be exploited to disable the ability of other processes to receive messages by removing their matches from D-Bus.



portaudit: dbus -- match_rule_equal() Weakness

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