GLSA-201512-12 : KDE Systemsettings: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 87712


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201512-12 (KDE Systemsettings: Privilege escalation)

KDE Systemsettings fails to properly validate user input before passing it as argument in context of higher privilege.
Impact :

A local attacker could gain privileges via a crafted ntpUtility (ntp utility name) argument.
Workaround :

Add a polkit rule to disable the action.


All KDE Systemsettings users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/systemsettings-4.11.13-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87712

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201512-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/04

Modified: 2016/01/04

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:gentoo:linux:systemsettings, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8651

GLSA: 201512-12