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CVE-2008-1671 Detail


start_kdeinit in KDE 3.5.5 through 3.5.9, when installed setuid root, allows local users to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via "user-influenceable input" (probably command-line arguments) that cause start_kdeinit to send SIGUSR1 signals to other processes.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/28/2008

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Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/01/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of KDE as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Exploit External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-30 External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:097 External Source BID 28938 External Source SECTRACK 1019924 External Source UBUNTU USN-608-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1370 External Source XF kde-startkdeinit-privilege-escalation(42039)

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