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KDE Kate / KWrite Backup File Insecure File Permissions

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Release Date:  2005-07-19    Views:  13,555

Secunia Advisory SA16099

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


bjoern has reported a security issue in Kate and KWrite, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain knowledge of certain information.

The security issue is caused due to backup files being created with default permissions even when the original file had more restrictive permissions set. This can potentially disclose the contents of files edited by other users.

The security issue has been reported in all versions of Kate and Kwrite shipped with KDE 3.2.x through 3.4.0.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
bjoern

Original Advisory:
KDE:
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050718-1.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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