Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : kdelibs vulnerability (USN-608-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32188


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


It 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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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32188

File Name: ubuntu_USN-608-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/05/09

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4c2a, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1671

OSVDB: 44631

USN: 608-1

CWE: 16