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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2001:046-3: kdelibs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kdelibs package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:046-3 (kdelibs).


A problem exists with the kdesu component of kdelibs. It created a
world-readable temporary file to exchange authentication information and delete
it shortly after. This can be abused by a local user to gain access to the X
server and could result in a compromise of the account that kdesu would access.
Update:
Konqueror was unable to view manpages. This update corrects the problem and
further corrections to sound are present for those cards that did not work
properly with the previous update.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:046-3
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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