Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kdelibs (MDVSA-2008:097)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was found in start_kdeinit in KDE 3.5.5 through 3.5.9
where, if it was installed setuid root, it could allow local users to
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code
(CVE-2008-1671).

By default, start_kdeinit is not installed setuid root on Mandriva
Linux, however updated packages have been patched to correct this
issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36729 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-097.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1671

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