GLSA 200504-23: Kommander: Insecure remote script execution
Posted on: 04/22/2005 03:29 PM

A Kommander security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200504-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Kommander: Insecure remote script execution
Date: April 22, 2005
Bugs: #89092
ID: 200504-23

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Synopsis
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Kommander executes remote scripts without confirmation, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. Kommander is a visual dialog editor and interpreter for KDE applications, part of the kdewebdev package.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdewebdev lt; 3.3.2-r1 gt;= 3.3.2-r1

Description
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Kommander executes data files from possibly untrusted locations without user confirmation.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Kommander.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All kdewebdev users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=kde-base/kdewebdev-3.3.2-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0754
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0754
[ 2 ] KDE Security Advisory: Kommander untrusted code execution
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050420-1.txt

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-200504-23.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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