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CVE-2008-1671 - Sexological Memorandum

Description

start_kdeinit in KDE 3.5.5 through 3.5.9 when installed setuid root allows local users to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via \user-influenceable input\ (probably command-line arguments) that cause start_kdeinit to send SIGUSR1 signals to other processes.

Reference

ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches/post-kde-3.5.5-kinit.diff http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20080426-2.txt http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28938 http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019924 http://secunia.com/advisories/29951 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-30.xml http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-05/msg00000.html http://secunia.com/advisories/29977 http://secunia.com/advisories/30113 http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:097 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-608-1 http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1370/references https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42039