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[GLSA-200503-14] KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-14
(KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation)


Davide Madrisan has discovered that the dcopidlng script creates
temporary files in a world-writable directory with predictable names.

Impact

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When dcopidlng is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which
could be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0365


Solution:
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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