GLSA-200710-15 : KDM: Local privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27050


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-15 (KDM: Local privilege escalation)

Kees Huijgen discovered an error when checking the credentials which can lead to a login without specifying a password. This only occurs when auto login is configured for at least one user and a password is required to shut down the machine.
Impact :

A local attacker could gain root privileges and execute arbitrary commands by logging in as root without specifying root's password.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All KDM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdm-3.5.7-r2' All kdebase users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdebase-3.5.7-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27050

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/15

Modified: 2015/10/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdebase, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdm, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4569

OSVDB: 41394

GLSA: 200710-15

CWE: 264