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KDE start_kdeinit: Multiple vulnerabilities



KDE start_kdeinit: Multiple vulnerabilities
KDE start_kdeinit: Multiple vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200804-30
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http://security.gentoo.org/ 
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   Severity: High
      Title: KDE start_kdeinit: Multiple vulnerabilities
       Date: April 29, 2008
       Bugs: #218933
         ID: 200804-30

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in start_kdeinit could possibly allow a local
attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Background
=========
KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and
Unix-like operating systems. start_kdeinit is a wrapper for kdeinit.

Affected packages
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      Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
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   1  kde-base/kdelibs        < 4.0                        *>= 3.5.8-r4
                                                           *>= 3.5.9-r3
                                                                  > 4.0
                                                                < 3.5.5

Description
==========
Vulnerabilities have been reported in the processing of user-controlled
data by start_kdeinit, which is setuid root by default.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root
privileges, cause a Denial of Service or send Unix signals to other
processes, when start_kdeinit is setuid root.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:

     # emerge --sync
     # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r4"

References
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   [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1671
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1671 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-30.xml 

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 


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