FreeBSD : kdebase -- Kate backup file permission leak (2e116ba5-f7c3-11d9-928e-000b5d7e6dd5)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

A KDE Security Advisory explains :

Kate / Kwrite create a file backup before saving a modified file.
These backup files are created with default permissions, even if the
original file had more strict permissions set.

Depending on the system security settings, backup files might be
readable by other users. Kate / Kwrite are network transparent
applications and therefore this vulnerability might not be restricted
to local users.

See also :

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103331
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050718-1.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?78b9d25f

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19338 (freebsd_pkg_2e116ba5f7c311d9928e000b5d7e6dd5.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1920

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