Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks --> Category: infos
[GLSA-200503-14] KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-14
(KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation)
Davide Madrisan has discovered that the dcopidlng script creates
temporary files in a world-writable directory with predictable names.
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When dcopidlng is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which
could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs
Threat Level: Medium
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.