Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / current : kcheckpass in kdebase (SSA:2005-251-01)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19861


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and
-current to fix a security issue with the kcheckpass program. Earlier versions of Slackware are not affected. A flaw in the way the program creates lockfiles could allow a local attacker to gain root privileges.


Update the affected kdebase package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19861

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2005-251-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kdebase, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2494

OSVDB: 19220

SSA: 2005-251-01