GLSA-200502-23 : KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 17128


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All KStars users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdeedu-3.3.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 17128

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/16

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdeedu, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0011

OSVDB: 13851

GLSA: 200502-23