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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-2494

kcheckpass in KDE 3.2.0 up to 3.4.2 allows local users to gain root access via a symlink attack on lock files.
Publish Date : 2005-09-06 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2005-08-28 2005-09-05
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2005-2494 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20052494 unix
kcheckpass in KDE 3.2.0 up to 3.4.2 allows local users to gain root access via a symlink attack on lock files. oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9388 unix
RHSA-2006:0582: kdebase security fix (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060582 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-2494

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS KDE KDE 3.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS KDE KDE 3.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS KDE KDE 3.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS KDE KDE 3.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS KDE KDE 3.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS KDE KDE 3.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS KDE KDE 3.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS KDE KDE 3.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS KDE KDE 3.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS KDE KDE 3.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
KDE KDE 10

- References For CVE-2005-2494

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=112603999215453&w=2
BUGTRAQ 20050905 [KDE Security Advisory] kcheckpass local root vulnerability
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=112611555928169&w=2
BUGTRAQ 20050907 [ Suresec Advisories ] - Kcheckpass file creation vulnerability
http://www.suresec.org/advisories/adv6.pdf
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14736
BID 14736 KDE kcheckpass Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2006-08-11
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0582.html
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0582
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:160
MANDRAKE MDKSA-2005:160
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050905-1.txt CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/18139
SECUNIA 18139
http://secunia.com/advisories/16692
SECUNIA 16692
http://secunia.com/advisories/21481
SECUNIA 21481
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-815
DEBIAN DSA-815
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-176-1
UBUNTU USN-176-1
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches/post-3.4.2-kdebase-kcheckpass.diff

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-2494

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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