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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1671

start_kdeinit in KDE 3.5.5 through 3.5.9, when installed setuid root, allows local users to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via "user-influenceable input" (probably command-line arguments) that cause start_kdeinit to send SIGUSR1 signals to other processes.
Publish Date : 2008-04-28 Last Update Date : 2009-02-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute Code
CWE ID 16

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of KDE as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1671

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS KDE KDE 3.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS KDE KDE 3.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS KDE KDE 3.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS KDE KDE 3.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS KDE KDE 3.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
KDE KDE 5

- References For CVE-2008-1671

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-30.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200804-30
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches/post-kde-3.5.5-kinit.diff CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/29951
SECUNIA 29951
http://secunia.com/advisories/30113
SECUNIA 30113
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/1370/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1370
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20080426-2.txt CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28938
BID 28938 KDE 'start_kdeinit' Multiple Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-05-12
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:097
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:097
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019924
SECTRACK 1019924
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-608-1
UBUNTU USN-608-1
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/42039
XF kde-startkdeinit-privilege-escalation(42039)
http://secunia.com/advisories/29977
SECUNIA 29977
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-05/msg00000.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1671

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


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