[Ftp-release] Announcing dbus 1.6.26 (security fix release)

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Mon Nov 10 08:09:16 PST 2014

This is a security release for the old-stable branch. Upgrading to
1.8.10 instead is recommended, but if you need to use 1.6.x:

git tag: dbus-1.6.26
git branch: dbus-1.6

Security fix backported from 1.8.10:

• Increase dbus-daemon's RLIMIT_NOFILE rlimit to 65536
  so that CVE-2014-3636 part A cannot exhaust the system bus'
  file descriptors, completing the incomplete fix in 1.8.8.
  (CVE-2014-7824, fd.o #85105; Simon McVittie, Alban Crequy)

Simon McVittie, Collabora Ltd.
for the D-Bus maintainers

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