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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2449

Original release date: 06/15/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


KDE Display Manager (KDM) in KDE 3.2.0 up to 3.5.3 allows local users to read arbitrary files via a symlink attack related to the session type for login.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information


Vendor links provide patches for each version affected.

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External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2006-178-01
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016297
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:039
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9844
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200606-23
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-301-1
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: kde-kdm-symlink(27181)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-1.txt
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:106
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2355
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060615 rPSA-2006-0106-1 kdebase
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:105
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0548
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1156
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 26511
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060614 [KDE Security Advisory] KDM symlink attack vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 18431

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9844
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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