GLSA-200804-30 : KDE start_kdeinit: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-30
(KDE start_kdeinit: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Vulnerabilities have been reported in the processing of user-controlled
data by start_kdeinit, which is setuid root by default.

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root
privileges, cause a Denial of Service or send Unix signals to other
processes, when start_kdeinit is setuid root.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32111 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-30.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1671

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