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SUSE-SA:2006:039: kdebase3-kdm Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kdebase3-kdm package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:039 (kdebase3-kdm).

The KDE Display Manager KDM stores the type of the previously used
session in the user's home directory.

By using a symlink a local attacker could trick kdm into also storing
content of files that are normally not accessible by users, like for
instance /etc/shadow.

This problem is tracked by Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-2449 and was
found by Ludwig Nussel of the SUSE Security Team.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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