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SSA-2005-251-01 kcheckpass in kdebase

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SSA-2005-251-01 kcheckpass in kdebase

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and -current to
fix a security issue with the kcheckpass program. Earlier versions of
Slackware are not affected. A flaw in the way the program creates lockfiles
could permit a local attacker to gain root rights.

For more details about the issue, see:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050905-1.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2494




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Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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