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.
Published 2008-04-28 17:05:00
Updated 2017-08-08 01:30:21
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute codeDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-1671

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-1671

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-1671

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-1671

  • Red Hat 2008-05-01
    Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of KDE as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

Products affected by CVE-2008-1671

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