FreeBSD : kdebase -- Kate backup file permission leak (2e116ba5-f7c3-11d9-928e-000b5d7e6dd5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19338


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


A KDE Security Advisory explains :

Kate / Kwrite create a file backup before saving a modified file.
These backup files are created with default permissions, even if the original file had more strict permissions set.

Depending on the system security settings, backup files might be readable by other users. Kate / Kwrite are network transparent applications and therefore this vulnerability might not be restricted to local users.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19338

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2e116ba5f7c311d9928e000b5d7e6dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/01

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdebase, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux_base-suse, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1920