GLSA-200408-13 : kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14569


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-13 (kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues)

KDE contains three security issues:
Insecure handling of temporary files when running KDE applications outside of the KDE environment DCOPServer creates temporary files in an insecure manner The Konqueror browser allows websites to load webpages into a target frame of any other open frame-based webpage Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to create or overwrite files with the permissions of another user, compromise the account of users running a KDE application and insert arbitrary frames into an otherwise trusted webpage.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of kdebase.


All KDE users should upgrade to the latest versions of kdelibs and kdebase:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1' # emerge '>=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1' # emerge -pv '>=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1' # emerge '>=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14569

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200408-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdebase, 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: 2004/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/11

Reference Information

OSVDB: 8589, 8590, 59838

GLSA: 200408-13