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SUSE-SA:2006:039: kdebase3-kdm

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kdebase3-kdm package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:039 (kdebase3-kdm).


The KDE Display Manager KDM stores the type of the previously used
session in the user's home directory.

By using a symlink a local attacker could trick kdm into also storing
content of files that are normally not accessible by users, like for
instance /etc/shadow.

This problem is tracked by Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-2449 and was
found by Ludwig Nussel of the SUSE Security Team.


Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_39_kdm.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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