kdenetwork -- design flaw

ID DSA-692
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-03-08T00:00:00


The KDE team fixed a bug in kppp in 2002 which was now discovered to be exploitable by iDEFENSE. By opening a sufficiently large number of file descriptors before executing kppp which is installed setuid root a local attacker is able to take over privileged file descriptors.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.2-14.7.

The testing (sarge) and unstable (sid) distributions are not affected since KDE 3.2 already contained the correction.

We recommend that you upgrade your kppp package.