Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / current : kcheckpass in kdebase (SSA:2005-251-01)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 allow a local attacker to gain root
privileges.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050905-1.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?700a2028

Solution :

Update the affected kdebase package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19861 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2494