Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : kdebase vulnerability (USN-517-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 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 :

It was discovered that KDM would allow logins without password checks
under certain circumstances. If autologin was configured, and
'shutdown with password' enabled, a local user could exploit the
problem and gain root privileges.

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 : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28122 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4569