KDE kdenetwork LISa buffer overflow

kde-kdenetwork-lisa-bo (10597) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


The LISa LAN (Local Area Network) browsing tool included in the kdenetwork package in the K Desktop Environment (KDE) is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. A local or remote attacker with access to the default LISa port (7741) could exploit this vulnerability to gain root privileges on the system.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of KDE (3.0.5 or later), as listed in KDE Security Advisory 2002-11-11. See References.


Upgrade to the latest version of LISa (0.2.2 or later), available from the LISa Web site. See References.

For SuSE Linux:
Upgrade to the latest kdenetwork packages, as listed below. Refer to SuSE Security Announcement SuSE-SA:2002:042 for more information. See References.

SuSE 7.3 (Intel): 2.2.1-101 or later
SuSE 7.2 (Intel): 2.1.1-154 or later
SuSE 7.3 (Sparc): 2.2.1-50 or later
SuSE 7.3 (Power PPC): 2.2.1-88 or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


Platforms Affected:

  • Alexander Neundorf LISa prior to 0.2.2
  • KDE KDE prior to 3.0.5
  • Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7.0
  • SuSE SuSE eMail Server 3.1
  • SuSE SuSE eMail Server III
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 7.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 7.3
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Office Server


Nov 11, 2002

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