RHEL 2.1 : kdbg (RHSA-2005:416)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated kdbg package that fixes a minor security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Kdbg is a K Desktop Environment (KDE) GUI for gdb, the GNU debugger.

Kdbg 1.1.0 through 1.2.8 does not check permissions of the .kdbgrc
file. If a program is located in a world-writable location, it is
possible for a local user to inject malicious commands. These commands
are then executed with the permission of any user that runs Kdbg. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name
CVE-2003-0644 to this issue.

Users of Kdbg should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0644.html
http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-announce&m=106296509815092&w=2
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-416.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdbg package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18421 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0644