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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-8422: KAuth and KDELibs: Privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-8422: KAuth and KDELibs: Privilege escalation

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/17/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
01/08/2018

Description

KDE kdelibs before 4.14.32 and KAuth before 5.34 allow local users to gain root privileges by spoofing a callerID and leveraging a privileged helper app.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-kde-frameworks-kauth
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-kde-frameworks-kdelibs

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