Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kdebase-workspace vulnerability (USN-932-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45576

Synopsis

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

Description

Sebastian 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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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/932-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45576

File Name: ubuntu_USN-932-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/20

Updated: 2018/11/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kde-window-manager, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-workspace, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-workspace-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-workspace-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-workspace-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-workspace-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-workspace-kgreet-plugins, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-workspace-libs4+5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-workspace-wallpapers, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:klipper, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ksysguard, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ksysguardd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kwin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdecorations4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkwineffects1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libplasma-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libplasma2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plasma-dataengines-workspace, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plasma-scriptengine-python, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plasma-scriptengine-qedje, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plasma-scriptengine-ruby, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plasma-scriptengine-webkit, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plasma-scriptengines, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plasma-widgets-workspace, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-plasma, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-plasma-examples, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:systemsettings, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0436

USN: 932-1