Debian DSA-2037-1 : kdm (kdebase) - race condition

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45559


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


Sebastian Krahmer discovered that a race condition in the KDE Desktop Environment's KDM display manager, allow a local user to elevate privileges to root.


Upgrade the kdm package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-6+lenny1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45559

File Name: debian_DSA-2037.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/19

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0436

BID: 39467

DSA: 2037