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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27876 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2449

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