Debian Security Advisory DSA 2037-1 (kdm (kdebase))

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to kdm (kdebase) announced via advisory DSA 2037-1.

Insight

Insight

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that a race condition in the KDE Desktop Environment's KDM display manager, allow a local user to elevate privileges to root. For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-6+lenny1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your kdm package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%202037-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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