openSUSE Security Update : kbd (openSUSE-SU-2011:0357-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 75544


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The kbd init scripted wrote a file to /dev/shm during shut-down. Since local users may create symlinks there a malicious user could cause corruption of arbitrary files (CVE-2011-0460).


Update the affected kbd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75544

File Name: suse_11_3_kbd-110203.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kbd, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0460