Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : kdebase (ELSA-2010-0348)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68031

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0348 :

Updated kdebase packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System. The kdebase packages include core applications for KDE.

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.
(CVE-2010-0436)

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team for responsibly reporting this issue.

Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 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/'.

Solution

Update the affected kdebase packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-April/001436.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-April/001437.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68031

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0348.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

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:oracle:linux:kdebase, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdebase-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0436

BID: 39467

RHSA: 2010:0348