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[DSA1156] DSA-1156-1 kdebase Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-1156-1 kdebase

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
version 3.3.2-1sarge3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.5.2-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your kdm package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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