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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2005:159: kdeedu Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kdeedu package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:159 (kdeedu).

Ben Burton notified the KDE security team about several tempfile handling
related vulnerabilities in langen2kvtml, a conversion script for kvoctrain.
This vulnerability was initially discovered by Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña.

The script uses known filenames in /tmp which allow an local attacker to
overwrite files writeable by the user (manually) invoking the conversion

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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