RHEL 2.1 : kdelibs (RHSA-2003:236)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This erratum provides updated KDE packages that resolve a security
issue in Konquerer.

KDE is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System.
Konqueror is the file manager for the K Desktop Environment.

George Staikos reported that Konqueror may inadvertently send
authentication credentials to websites other than the intended website
in clear text via the HTTP-referer header. This can occur when
authentication credentials are passed as part of a URL in the form
http://user:password@host/

Users of Konqueror are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain a backported security patch correcting this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0459.html
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20030729-1.txt
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-236.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12409 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0459