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|Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:45 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-22 ] KDE: Local Denial of Service
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: KDE: Local Denial of Service (GLSA 200503-22)
Date: March 19, 2005
KDE is vulnerable to a local Denial of Service attack.
KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. DCOP is KDE's simple IPC/RPC mechanism.
Vulnerable: < 3.3.2-r7
Unaffected: >= 3.3.2-r7
Unaffected: >= 3.2.3-r8 < 3.2.4
Architectures: All supported architectures
Sebastian Krahmer discovered that it is possible to stall the dcopserver of other users.
An attacker could exploit this to cause a local Denial of Service by stalling the dcopserver in the authentication process. As a result all desktop functionality relying on DCOP will cease to function.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs
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