Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : kdelibs vulnerability (USN-608-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32188
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that start_kdeinit in KDE 3 did not properly sanitize its input. A local attacker could exploit this to send signals to other processes and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-1671).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.