Debian DSA-518-1 : kdelibs - unsanitised input

high Nessus Plugin ID 15355
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


iDEFENSE identified a vulnerability in the Opera web browser that could be used by remote attackers to create or truncate arbitrary files on the victims machine. The KDE team discovered that a similar vulnerability exists in KDE.

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a carefully crafted telnet URI which may either create or truncate a file in the victims home directory. In KDE 3.2 and later versions the user is first explicitly asked to confirm the opening of the telnet URI.


For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.2-13.woody.10.

We recommend that you upgrade your KDE libraries.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15355

File Name: debian_DSA-518.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:kdelibs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/12/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0411, CVE-2004-0473

BID: 10358

DSA: 518