[UNIX] DCOPServer Temporary Filename Vulnerability

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Date: 08/16/04

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      DCOPServer Temporary Filename Vulnerability
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    SUMMARY

    The Debian project was alerted that KDE's DCOPServer creates temporary
    files in an insecure manner. Since the temporary files are used for
    authentication related purposes this can potentially allow a local
    attacker to compromise the account of any user that runs a KDE
    application.

    DETAILS

    Vulnerable Systems:
     * KDE 3.2.x up to KDE 3.2.3 inclusive

    CVE Information:
     <http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0690>
    CAN-2004-0690

    Impact:
    KDE's DCOPServer creates temporary files in an insecure manner. Since the
    temporary files are used for authentication related purposes this can
    potentially allow a local attacker to compromise the account of any user
    that runs a KDE application.

    Solution:
    Source code patches have been made available which fix these
    vulnerabilities. Contact your OS vendor / binary package provider for
    information about how to obtain updated binary packages.

    Time line and credits:
    25/07/2004 Debian Project alerted by Colin Phipps
    26/07/2004 KDE Security team informed by Chris Cheney
    26/07/2004 Patch created
    27/07/2004 Vendors notified
    11/08/2004 Public advisory

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The information has been provided by <mailto:bastian@kde.org> Waldo
    Bastian.
    The original article can be found at:
    <http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-2.txt>
    http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-2.txt

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