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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A vulnerability has been reported in kcheckpass, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to a lock file handling error in kcheckpass.c and may be exploited to gain root privileges.
The affects KDE versions 3.2.0 through 3.4.2.