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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                       ESB-2008.0443 -- [UNIX/Linux]
               KDE - start_kdeinit multiple vulnerabilities
                               30 April 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              start_kdeinit
Publisher:            KDE
Operating System:     UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Existing Account
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-1671

Original Bulletin:  

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KDE Security Advisory: start_kdeinit multiple vulnerabilities

Original Release Date: 2008-04-26
URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20080426-2.txt

0. References

1. Systems affected:

	start_kdeinit of KDE 3.x as of KDE 3.5.5 or newer. KDE 4.0
	and newer is not affected. Only Linux platform is affected.

2. Overview:

	start_kdeinit is a wrapper to launch kdeinit with a lower OOM
	score on Linux. This helper is used to ensure that a
	single KDE application triggering the Linux kernel OOM killer
	does not kill the whole KDE session. By default,
	start_kdeinit is installed as setuid root. The start_kdeinit
	processing of user-influenceable input is faulty.

3. Impact:

        If start_kdeinit is installed as setuid root, a local user
        might be able to send unix signals to other processes, cause
        a denial of service or even possibly execute arbitrary code.

4. Solution:

        Source code patches have been made available which fix these
        vulnerabilities. Contact your OS vendor / binary package provider
        for information about how to obtain updated binary packages.

5. Patch:

        A patch for KDE 3.5.5 - KDE 3.5.9 is available from
        ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

        9d99d5f02b696e7a493836f285a319da  post-kde-3.5.5-kinit.diff

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