Ubuntu 5.04 : kdelibs vulnerability (USN-150-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20548


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


Kate and Kwrite create a backup file before saving a modified file.
These backup files were created with default permissions, even if the original file had more strict permissions set, so that other local users could possibly read the backup file even if they are not permitted to read the original file.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20548

File Name: ubuntu_USN-150-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1920

USN: 150-1