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[GLSA-200502-23] KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-23
(KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd)


Erik Sjolund discovered a buffer overflow in fliccd which is part
of the INDI support in KStars.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute code with
elevated rights. If fliccd does not run as daemon remote
exploitation of this vulnerability is not possible. KDE as shipped by
Gentoo does not start the daemon in the default installation.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0011


Solution:
All KStars users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdeedu-3.3.2-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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