GLSA-201512-12 : KDE Systemsettings: Privilege escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201512-12
(KDE Systemsettings: Privilege escalation)

KDE Systemsettings fails to properly validate user input before passing
it as argument in context of higher privilege.

Impact :

A local attacker could gain privileges via a crafted ntpUtility (ntp
utility name) argument.

Workaround :

Add a polkit rule to disable the org.kde.kcontrol.kcmclock.save action.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201512-12

Solution :

All KDE Systemsettings users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=kde-base/systemsettings-4.11.13-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87712 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8651

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now