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CVE-2008-1671 Detail

Description

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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1671
Original release date:
04/28/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches/post-kde-3.5.5-kinit.diff Exploit External Source CONFIRM ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches/post-kde-3.5.5-kinit.diff
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-05/msg00000.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-30.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-30
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20080426-2.txt External Source CONFIRM http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20080426-2.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:097 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:097
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28938 External Source BID 28938
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019924 External Source SECTRACK 1019924
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-608-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-608-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1370/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1370
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42039 External Source XF kde-startkdeinit-privilege-escalation(42039)

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