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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.67223
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0348
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0348.

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is a graphical desktop environment for the
X Window System. The kdebase packages include core applications for KDE.

A privilege escalation flaw was found in the KDE Display Manager (KDM). A
local user with console access could trigger a race condition, possibly
resulting in the permissions of an arbitrary file being set to world
writable, allowing privilege escalation. (CVE-2010-0436)

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team for
responsibly reporting this issue.

Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue. The system should be rebooted for
this update to take effect. After the reboot, administrators should
manually remove all leftover user-owned dmctl-* directories in
/var/run/xdmctl/.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0348.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
6.9

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0436
BugTraq ID: 39467
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/39467
Debian Security Information: DSA-2037 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2037
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-April/039533.html
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9999
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2010:0348
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0348.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/39419
http://secunia.com/advisories/39481
http://secunia.com/advisories/39506
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:009 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-04/msg00002.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0879
XForce ISS Database: kde-kdm-privilege-escalation(57823)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/57823
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