Debian DSA-1998-1 : kdelibs - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44862


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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered a buffer overflow in the internal string routines of the KDE core libraries, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the kdelibs packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-0lenny4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44862

File Name: debian_DSA-1998.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:kdelibs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689

BID: 35510

DSA: 1998

CWE: 119