GLSA-200503-14 : KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 17288


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-14 (KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation)

Davide Madrisan has discovered that the dcopidlng script creates temporary files in a world-writable directory with predictable names.
Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When dcopidlng is executed, this would result in the file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which could be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 17288

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2005/03/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0365

OSVDB: 13773

GLSA: 200503-14