FreeBSD : kdelibs -- local DCOP denial of service vulnerability (972697a7-9a42-11d9-a256-0001020eed82)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19040


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A KDE Security Advisory reports :

Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE LINUX Security Team reported a local denial of service vulnerability in KDE's Desktop Communication Protocol (DCOP) daemon better known as dcopserver.

A local user can lock up the dcopserver of arbitrary other users on the same machine. This can cause a significant reduction in desktop functionality for the affected users including, but not limited to, the inability to browse the internet and the inability to start new applications.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19040

File Name: freebsd_pkg_972697a79a4211d9a2560001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdelibs-nocups, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0396