KDE Security Advisory: langen2kvtml temp file vulnerability
Posted on: 08/15/2005 05:31 AM
KDE Security Advisory: langen2kvtml tempfile vulnerability
Original Release Date: 2008-08-15
1. Systems affected:
All KDE releases starting from KDE 3.0 up to including
Ben Burton notified the KDE security team about several
tempfile handling related vulnerabilities in langen2kvtml,
a conversion script for kvoctrain. This vulnerability was
initially discovered by Javier Fernendez-Sanguino Pefa.
The script uses known filenames in /tmp which allow an
local attacker to overwrite files writeable by the
user (manually) invoking the conversion script.
A local file can overwrite files and possibly elevate
Source code patches have been made available which fix these
vulnerabilities. Contact your OS vendor / binary package provider
for information about how to obtain updated binary packages.
Patch for KDE 3.4.2 is available from ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches