Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : kdebase (ELSA-2010-0348)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0348 :

Updated kdebase packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is a graphical desktop environment for
the X Window System. The kdebase packages include core applications
for KDE.

A privilege escalation flaw was found in the KDE Display Manager
(KDM). A local user with console access could trigger a race
condition, possibly resulting in the permissions of an arbitrary file
being set to world-writable, allowing privilege escalation.

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security
Team for responsibly reporting this issue.

Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue. The system should be rebooted
for this update to take effect. After the reboot, administrators
should manually remove all leftover user-owned dmctl-* directories in

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kdebase packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68031 ()

Bugtraq ID: 39467

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0436