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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-0078

The KDE screen saver in KDE before 3.0.5 does not properly check the return value from a certain function call, which allows attackers with physical access to cause a crash and access the desktop session.
Publish Date : 2005-05-02 Last Update Date : 2017-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2005-01-26
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Konqueror 3.x up to 3.2.2-6, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to spoof arbitrary web sites by inject... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9260 unix
RHSA-2005:009: kdelibs, kdebase security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050009 unix
RHSA-2005:009: kdelibs, kdebase security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005009 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-0078

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 3.0 * Woody * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS KDE KDE 1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS KDE KDE 1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS KDE KDE 1.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS KDE KDE 1.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS KDE KDE 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS KDE KDE 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS KDE KDE 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS KDE KDE 2.1 Beta1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS KDE KDE 2.1 Beta2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS KDE KDE 2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS KDE KDE 2.2 Beta1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS KDE KDE 2.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS KDE KDE 3.0 Beta 2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS KDE KDE 3.0 Beta 1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS KDE KDE 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS KDE KDE 3.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS KDE KDE 3.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS KDE KDE 3.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS KDE KDE 3.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 * Enterprise Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 * Advanced Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 * Workstation * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 * Advanced Servers * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 * Enterprise Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 * Workstation * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 6
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2005-0078
REDHAT RHSA-2005:009
XF kdebase-screensaver-security-bypass(19084)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9260

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-0078

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