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Kommander: Insecure remote script execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200504-23 / Kommander
Release Date April 22, 2005
Latest Revision May 20, 2005: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
kde-base/kdewebdev < 3.3.2-r2 >= 3.3.2-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #89092


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

2.  Impact Information


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.


Kommander executes data files from possibly untrusted locations without user confirmation.


An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Kommander.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All kdewebdev users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdewebdev-3.3.2-r2"

4.  References


Page updated April 22, 2005

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