Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Debian Local Security Checks >> [DSA241] DSA-241-1 kdeutils


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[DSA241] DSA-241-1 kdeutils

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-241-1 kdeutils

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The KDE team discovered several vulnerabilities in the K Desktop
Environment. In some instances KDE fails to properly quote parameters
of instructions passed to a command shell for execution. These
parameters may incorporate data such as URLs, filenames and e-mail
addresses, and this data may be provided remotely to a victim in an
e-mail, a webpage or files on a network filesystem or other untrusted
source.
By carefully crafting such data a possible hacker might be able to execute
arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system using the victim's account and
rights. The KDE Project is not aware of any existing exploits of
these vulnerabilities. The patches also provide better safe guards
and check data from untrusted sources more strictly in multiple
places.
For the current stable distribution (woody), these problems have been fixed
in version 2.2.2-9.2.
The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain KDE packages.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will most probably
not be fixed but new packages for KDE 3.1 for sid are expected for
this year.
We recommend that you upgrade your KDE packages.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-241
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Pre-owned - Cisco GLC-T 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver Module for Rj-45 - Copper
$8.0
Pre-owned - Cisco GLC-T 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver Module for Rj-45 - Copper pictureCisco C3KX-NM-10GT 2x10GE RJ-45 Cat6 Ethernet Module 3750X/3560X Switches
$1299.99
Cisco C3KX-NM-10GT 2x10GE RJ-45 Cat6 Ethernet Module 3750X/3560X Switches pictureCisco Air-Cap3702I-B-K9 Aironet 3700 Series, 802.11Ac, Dual Band Access Point
$99.0
Cisco Air-Cap3702I-B-K9 Aironet 3700 Series, 802.11Ac, Dual Band Access Point pictureCisco ASA 5505 Series Adaptive Security Appliance w/ Power Adapter ASA5505 V6
$22.1
Cisco ASA 5505 Series Adaptive Security Appliance w/ Power Adapter ASA5505 V6 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.