GLSA-200804-30 : KDE start_kdeinit: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32111


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-30 (KDE start_kdeinit: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Vulnerabilities have been reported in the processing of user-controlled data by start_kdeinit, which is setuid root by default.
Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges, cause a Denial of Service or send Unix signals to other processes, when start_kdeinit is setuid root.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32111

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200804-30.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/05/01

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdelibs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1671

GLSA: 200804-30

CWE: 16