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[GLSA-200503-22] KDE: Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
KDE: Local Denial of Service
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-22
(KDE: Local Denial of Service)
Sebastian Krahmer discovered that it is possible to stall the
dcopserver of other users.
A possible hacker could exploit this to cause a local Denial of Service
by stalling the dcopserver in the authentication process. As a result
all desktop functionality relying on DCOP will cease to function.
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
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