Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : kde4libs vulnerability (USN-2304-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76962


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that kauth was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit authorizations.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected kdelibs5-plugins package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76962

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2304-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/01

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs5-plugins, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5033

BID: 68771

USN: 2304-1