Upstream information

CVE-2005-0205 at MITRE

Description

KPPP 2.1.2 in KDE 3.1.5 and earlier, when setuid root without certain wrappers, does not properly close a privileged file descriptor for a domain socket, which allows local users to read and write to /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf and gain control over DNS name resolution by opening a number of file descriptors before executing kppp.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.6
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 73616 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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