Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kdebase (MDVSA-2010:074)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in kdm
(kdebase/kdebase4-workspace) :

KDM contains a race condition that allows local attackers to make
arbitrary files on the system world-writeable. This can happen while
KDM tries to create its control socket during user login. This
vulnerability has been discovered by Sebastian Krahmer from the SUSE
Security Team (CVE-2010-0436).

It is adviced to reboot the computer after applying the updated
packages in order to the security fix to take full effect.

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20100413-1.txt

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45548 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-074.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 39467

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0436

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