8590 : KDE DCOPServer Insecure Temporary File Privilege Escalation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2004-08-11

Description

KDE DCOPServer contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is due to the DCOPServer not creating temporary files in a secure manner. This may allow an attacker to use a symlink style of attack to gain access to user credentials causing a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Race Condition
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, KDE has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Products

KDE e.V.
KDE
3.2.0
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3

References

Tools & Filters

14335 14689 18782

Credit

  • Colin Phipps - cphcph.demon.co.uk -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.6
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1

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