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[GLSA-200503-22] KDE: Local Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KDE: Local Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-22
(KDE: Local Denial of Service)


Sebastian Krahmer discovered that it is possible to stall the
dcopserver of other users.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this to cause a local Denial of Service
by stalling the dcopserver in the authentication process. As a result
all desktop functionality relying on DCOP will cease to function.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0396


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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