Debian DSA-4200-1 : kwallet-pam - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 109802


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Fabian Vogt discovered that incorrect permission handling in the PAM module of the KDE Wallet could allow an unprivileged local user to gain ownership of arbitrary files.


Upgrade the kwallet-pam packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.8.4-1+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109802

File Name: debian_DSA-4200.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/15

Modified: 2018/08/31

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:debian:debian_linux:kwallet-pam, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10380

DSA: 4200