Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : kdebase vulnerability (USN-301-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ludwig Nussel discovered that kdm managed the ~/.dmrc file in an
insecure way. By performing a symlink attack, a local user could
exploit this to read arbitrary files on the system, like private files
of other users, /etc/shadow, and similarly sensitive data.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27876 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2449