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Gentoo: Kommander Insecure remote script execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Kommander executes remote scripts without confirmation, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200504-23
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Kommander: Insecure remote script execution
      Date: April 22, 2005
      Bugs: #89092
        ID: 200504-23

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Synopsis
========

Kommander executes remote scripts without confirmation, potentially
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and
Unix-like Operating Systems. Kommander is a visual dialog editor and
interpreter for KDE applications, part of the kdewebdev package.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  kde-base/kdewebdev     < 3.3.2-r1                     >= 3.3.2-r1

Description
===========

Kommander executes data files from possibly untrusted locations without
user confirmation.

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running Kommander.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All kdewebdev users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdewebdev-3.3.2-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-0754
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0754
  [ 2 ] KDE Security Advisory: Kommander untrusted code execution
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050420-1.txt

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-23.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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