KDE DCOPServer insecurely creates and maintains temporary files used for authentication purposes. Unauthorized local users may be able to modify user account information and execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the compromised account.
The Desktop COmmunications Protocol (DCOP) is a lightweight mechanism to facilitate inter-process communication over sockets. The KDE DCOPServer is an implementation of DCOP for the KDE Desktop Environment. Reports claim the KDE DCOPServer insecurely creates temporary files potentially allowing unauthorized local users to access and modify them. Affected versions include all releases within the 3.2.x branch.
An unauthorized local user may be able to view and change user account information leading to execution of arbitrary commands with the privileges of the compromised account.
Apply patches for KDE 3.2.3:
This vulnerability was reported by Waldo Bastian.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2004-09-07|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-10-06 15:41 UTC|