Debian Security Advisory DSA 241-1 (kdeutils)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:28:10
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20241-1

Technical Details:
The KDE team discovered several vulnerabilities in the K Desktop Environment. In some instances KDE fails to properly quote parameters of instructions passed to a command shell for execution. These parameters may incorporate data such as URLs, filenames and e-mail addresses, and this data may be provided remotely to a victim in an e-mail, a webpage or files on a network filesystem or other untrusted source. By carefully crafting such data an attacker might be able to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system using the victim's account and privileges. The KDE Project is not aware of any existing exploits of these vulnerabilities. The patches also provide better safe guards and check data from untrusted sources more strictly in multiple places. For the current stable distribution (woody), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.2-9.2. The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain KDE Linux Distribution Packages. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will most probably not be fixed but new Linux Distribution Packages for KDE 3.1 for sid are expected for this year. We recommend that you upgrade your KDE Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to kdeutils announced via advisory DSA 241-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2002-1393

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/6462

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2008-01-17
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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