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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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 :

An attacker 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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-22.xml

Solution :

All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17576 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0396