Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdeedu (MDKSA-2005:159)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ben Burton notified the KDE security team about several tempfile
handling related vulnerabilities in langen2kvtml, a conversion script
for kvoctrain. This vulnerability was initially discovered by Javier
Fernández-Sanguino Peña.

The script uses known filenames in /tmp which allow an local attacker
to overwrite files writeable by the user (manually) invoking the
conversion script.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050815-1.txt

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19914 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-159.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2101

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