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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2001-0178

kdesu program in KDE2 (KDE before 2.2.0-6) does not properly verify the owner of a UNIX socket that is used to send a password, which allows local users to steal passwords and gain privileges.
Publish Date : 2001-03-26 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2001-0178

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Caldera Openlinux Edesktop 2.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Conectiva Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Suse Suse Linux 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Caldera Openlinux Edesktop 1
Conectiva Linux 1
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 4
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 1
Suse Suse Linux 6

- References For CVE-2001-0178
XF kde2-kdesu-retrieve-passwords(5995)
SUSE SuSE-SA:2001:02
CALDERA CSSA-2001-005.0

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2001-0178

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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