Debian Security Advisory

DSA-214-1 kdenetwork -- buffer overflows

Date Reported:
20 Dec 2002
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2002-1306.
More information:

Olaf Kirch from SuSE Linux AG discovered another vulnerability in the klisa package, that provides a LAN information service similar to "Network Neighbourhood". The lisa daemon contains a buffer overflow vulnerability which potentially enables any local user, as well as any remote attacker on the LAN who is able to gain control of the LISa port (7741 by default), to obtain root privileges. In addition, a remote attacker potentially may be able to gain access to a victim's account by using an "rlan://" URL in an HTML page or via another KDE application.

This problem has been fixed in version 2.2.2-14.5 for the current stable distribution (woody) and in version 2.2.2-14.20 for the unstable distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it doesn't contain a kdenetwork package.

We recommend that you upgrade your klisa package immediately.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.