Ubuntu 5.04 : kdebase vulnerability (USN-176-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ilja van Sprundel discovered a flaw in the lock file handling of
kcheckpass. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20586 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2494