Scientific Linux Security Update : kdebase on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A privilege escalation flaw was found in the KDE Display Manager
(KDM). A local user with console access could trigger a race
condition, possibly resulting in the permissions of an arbitrary file
being set to world-writable, allowing privilege escalation.

The system should be rebooted for this update to take effect. After
the reboot, administrators should manually remove all leftover
user-owned dmctl-* directories in '/var/run/xdmctl/'.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kdebase and / or kdebase-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60781 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0436

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