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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KDE Vendors:   KDE.org
KDE Autologin Authentication Bug May Let Remote Users Login Without a Password
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018724
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018724
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4569   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 20 2007
Impact:   Root access via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.3.0 - 3.5.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KDE. A remote user can gain access to the target system.

A remote user may be able to login without a password when autologin is configured and 'shutdown with password' is enabled.

Kees Huijgen reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can gain access to the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following patches, available at:

ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches

For 3.5.0 - KDE 3.5.7:

ee6c57046902c5b5a32a4699558baafc post-3.5.7-kdebase-kdm.diff

For 3.3.0 - KDE 3.4.2:

ad7333a336bdbaef7fae5e74cd12119b post-3.4.2-kdebase-kdm.diff

The KDE advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070919-1.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070919-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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