Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdebase (MDKSA-2005:160)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ilja van Sprundel from suresec.org notified the KDE security team
about a serious lock file handling error in kcheckpass that can, in
some configurations, be used to gain root access.

In order for an exploit to succeed, the directory /var/lock has to be
writeable for a user that is allowed to invoke kcheckpass.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050905-1.txt

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19915 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-160.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2494

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