Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : kde-workspace vulnerabilities (USN-2402-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79122


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


David Edmundson discovered that the KDE Clock KCM policykit helper did not properly guard against untrusted input. Under certain circumstances, a process running under the user's session could exploit this to run programs as the administrator.

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Update the affected kde-workspace-bin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79122

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2402-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/11

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kde-workspace-bin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8651

USN: 2402-1