FreeBSD : KDM -- local privilege escalation vulnerability (3987c5d1-47a9-11df-a0d5-0016d32f24fb)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45529


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


KDE Security Advisory reports :

KDM contains a race condition that allows local attackers to make arbitrary files on the system world-writeable. This can happen while KDM tries to create its control socket during user login. A local attacker with a valid local account can under certain circumstances make use of this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code as root.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45529

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3987c5d147a911dfa0d50016d32f24fb.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/15

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdebase, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdebase-workspace, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0436