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[DSA1156] DSA-1156-1 kdebase Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Ludwig Nussel discovered that kdm, the X display manager for KDE, handles
access to the session type configuration file insecurely, which may lead
to the disclosure of arbitrary files through a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your kdm package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1156
Threat Level: High
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