Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kdebase-workspace vulnerability (USN-932-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45576
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSebastian Krahmer discovered a race condition in the KDE Display Manager (KDM). A local attacker could exploit this to change the permissions on arbitrary files, thus allowing privilege escalation.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.