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CESA-2005:416: kdbg security update

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CESA-2005:416: kdbg security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/07/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated kdbg package that fixes a minor security issue is now available for CentOS Linux 2.1. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the CentOS Security Response Team.

Kdbg is a K Desktop Environment (KDE) GUI for gdb, the GNU debugger. Kdbg 1.1.0 through 1.2.8 does not check permissions of the .kdbgrc file. If a program is located in a world-writable location, it is possible for a local user to inject malicious commands. These commands are then executed with the permission of any user that runs Kdbg. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2003-0644 to this issue. Users of Kdbg should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-kdbg

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