GLSA 200502-23: KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd
Posted on: 02/16/2005 05:18 PM

A KStars security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd
Date: February 16, 2005
Bugs: #79585
ID: 200502-23

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Synopsis
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KStars is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to arbitrary code execution with elevated privileges.

Background
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KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. KStars is a desktop planetarium for KDE. It includes support for the Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface (INDI).

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdeedu < 3.3.2-r1 >= 3.3.2-r1

Description
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Erik Sjolund discovered a buffer overflow in fliccd which is part of the INDI support in KStars.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute code with elevated privileges. If fliccd does not run as daemon remote exploitation of this vulnerability is not possible. KDE as shipped by Gentoo does not start the daemon in the default installation.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All KStars users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdeedu-3.3.2-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0011
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0011

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-23.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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