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MDKSA-2005:160: kdebase

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kdebase package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:160 (kdebase).



Ilja van Sprundel from suresec.org notified the KDE security team about a
serious lock file handling error in kcheckpass that can, in some
configurations, be used to gain root access.

In order for an exploit to succeed, the directory /var/lock has to be writeable
for a user that is permited to invoke kcheckpass.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:160
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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