Scientific Linux Security Update : kdebase on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60781


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A privilege escalation flaw was found in the KDE Display Manager (KDM). A local user with console access could trigger a race condition, possibly resulting in the permissions of an arbitrary file being set to world-writable, allowing privilege escalation.

The system should be rebooted for this update to take effect. After the reboot, administrators should manually remove all leftover user-owned dmctl-* directories in '/var/run/xdmctl/'.


Update the affected kdebase and / or kdebase-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60781

File Name: sl_20100414_kdebase_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0436