Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : kde4libs vulnerability (USN-3286-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100217

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the KDE-Libs Kauth component incorrectly checked services invoking D-Bus. A local attacker could use this issue to gain root privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected kdelibs5-plugins package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3286-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100217

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3286-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/16

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs5-plugins, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8422

USN: 3286-1