GLSA-201706-29 : KAuth and KDELibs: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 101075


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-29 (KAuth and KDELibs: Privilege escalation)

KAuth and KDELibs contains a logic flaw in which the service invoking D-Bus is not properly checked. This allows spoofing the identity of the caller and with some carefully crafted calls can lead to gaining root from an unprivileged account.
Impact :

A local attacker could spoof the identity of the caller invoking D-Bus, possibly resulting in gaining privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All KAuth users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-frameworks/kauth-5.29.0-r1' All KDELibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-frameworks/kdelibs-4.14.32'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101075

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201706-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/28

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kauth, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdelibs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8422

GLSA: 201706-29