Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kde (MDKSA-2003:004-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Multiple instances of improperly quoted shell command execution exist
in KDE 2.x up to and including KDE 3.0.5. KDE fails to properly quote
parameters of instructions passed to the shell for execution. These
parameters may contain data such as filenames, URLs, email address,
and so forth; this data may be provided remotely to a victim via
email, web pages, files on a network filesystem, or other untrusted

It is possible for arbitrary command execution on a vulnerable system
with the privileges of the victim's account.

The code audit by the KDE team resulted in patches for KDE 2.2.2 and
KDE 3; version 3.0.5a was released and the KDE team encourages the
upgrade. The listed KDE2 packages have the KDE team's patches applied
to provide the fixed code.

Update :

The SRPM for the new arts for Mandrake Linux 9.0 was not linked into
the updates tree. This has been corrected.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13989 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-004.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1393

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