Kommander: Insecure remote script execution — GLSA 200504-23

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

Affected Packages

kde-base/kdewebdev on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.3.2-r2
Unaffected versions >= 3.3.2-r2

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.

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-r2"

References

Release Date
April 22, 2005

Latest Revision
May 20, 2005: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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