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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0348
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

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

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0436
BugTraq ID: 39467
Debian Security Information: DSA-2037 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2010:0348
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:009 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: kde-kdm-privilege-escalation(57823)
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