GLSA-200502-23 : KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 17128
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-23 (KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd)
Erik Sjolund discovered a buffer overflow in fliccd which is part of the INDI support in KStars.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute code with elevated privileges. If fliccd does not run as daemon remote exploitation of this vulnerability is not possible. KDE as shipped by Gentoo does not start the daemon in the default installation.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll KStars users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdeedu-3.3.2-r1'