reassign 512288 hal
severity 512288 normal
retitle 512288 hal: hald is sending unrequested replies
thanks

Frans Pop wrote:
> JFYI.
> 
> Just got another one after resume. At least that makes it clear that it's 
> reproducible for me.
> 
> Jan 19 19:46:48 aragorn kernel: Back to C!
> [...]
> Jan 19 19:46:48 aragorn acpid: client connected from 3616[0:0]
> Jan 19 19:46:49 aragorn anacron[21487]: Anacron 2.3 started on 2009-01-19
> Jan 19 19:46:49 aragorn anacron[21487]: Normal exit (0 jobs run)
> Jan 19 19:46:55 aragorn identd[22599]: started
> 
> Jan 19 19:46:55 aragorn dbus-daemon: Rejected send message, 2 matched 
> rules; type="method_return", sender=":1.0" (uid=0 pid=3469 
> comm="/usr/sbin/hald ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error 
> name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.6" (uid=1000 pid=4918 
> comm="kpowersave [kdeinit]                              "))

I've asked dbus upstream, and according to him, these log messages are rather
cosmetic:

> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:23 AM, Michael Biebl <bi...@debian.org> wrote:
>> > Hi Colin,
>> >
>> > seems there is further fallout from the fix for CVE-2008-4311.
>> >
>> > The dbus 1.2.1-5 version in Debian contains the relevant fixes (they were
>> > backported from 1.2.8).
>> >
>> > Could you please take a look at [1], is this related to [2] or a different 
>> > issue?
> 
> It's the same type of denial, yep.  The key parts are:
> 
> type="method_return"
> requested_reply=0
> 
> It's an unrequested reply, so it's being denied.  I'm guessing it's a HAL bug.
> 
> Anyways these denials are typically harmless; we should probably
> consider not auditing them.


Reassigning to hal and downgrading to normal.


Cheers,
Michael

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