Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kdebase-workspace vulnerability (USN-932-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer discovered a race condition in the KDE Display
Manager (KDM). A local attacker could exploit this to change the
permissions on arbitrary files, thus allowing privilege escalation.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45576 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0436