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Home » Hacking News » MDKSA-2002:080 - Updated kdenetwork packages fix remote command execution vulner

MDKSA-2002:080 - Updated kdenetwork packages fix remote command execution vulner

by Nikola Strahija on November 24th, 2002 The SuSE security team discovered two vulnerabilities in the KDE lanbrowsing service during an audit. The LISa network daemon and "reslisa", a restricted version of LISa are used to identify servers on the local network by using the URL type "lan://" and "rlan://" respectively. A buffer overflow was discovered in the lisa daemon that can be exploited by an attacker on the local network to obtain root privilege on a machine running the lisa daemon. Another buffer overflow was found in the lan:// URL handler, which can be exploited by a remote attacker to gain access to the victim user's account.


Only Mandrake Linux 9.0 comes with the LISa network daemon; all
previous versions do not contain the network daemon and are as such
not vulnerable.
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References:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20021111-2.txt
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Updated Packages:

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
121fa63c366990d8c25e9f33dd321a8f 9.0/RPMS/kdenetwork-3.0.3-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
c0740b63ff2590a1a8cfc5138acd6b14 9.0/RPMS/kdenetwork-devel-3.0.3-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
8e463ed13bd8618b96c4fd73a7bf3647 9.0/RPMS/lisa-3.0.3-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
4ae35278ffeb9c8956ebfeb229069e65 9.0/SRPMS/kdenetwork-3.0.3-15.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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