On February 27, Canonical published in a security notice details about a DBus-GLib vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.
According to Canonical
, an attacker could have sent crafted input to applications, using Dbus-GLib, and could have possibly escalate privileges.
Sebastian Krahmer and Bastien Nocera discovered that DBus-GLib did not properly validate the message sender when the "NameOwnerChanged" signal was received. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate their privileges.
The security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the latest libdbus-glib-1-2 package, specific to each distribution. To apply the update, run the Update Manager application.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. A system restart will not be necessary to implement the changes.