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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
Description Last Modified:  04/28/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
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
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches/post-kde-3.5.5-kinit.diff Exploit
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-05/msg00000.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-30.xml
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20080426-2.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:097
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28938
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019924
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-608-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1370/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42039

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1671
NVD Published Date:
04/28/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017