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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-23 ] KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: KStars: Buffer overflow in fliccd (GLSA 200502-23)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote and local
Date: February 16, 2005
Bug(s): #79585
ID: 200502-23

Synopsis

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

Background

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

Package: kde-base/kdeedu
Vulnerable: < 3.3.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.3.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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

Impact

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All KStars users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdeedu-3.3.2-r1"


References

CAN-2005-0011


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