RHEL 2.1 / 3 : kdelibs, kdebase (RHSA-2005:009)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated kdelib and kdebase packages that resolve several security
issues are now available.

The kdelibs packages include libraries for the K Desktop Environment.
The kdebase packages include core applications for the K Desktop
Environment.

Secunia Research discovered a window injection spoofing vulnerability
affecting the Konqueror web browser. This issue could allow a
malicious website to show arbitrary content in a different browser
window. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned
the name CVE-2004-1158 to this issue.

A bug was discovered in the way kioslave handles URL-encoded newline
(%0a) characters before the FTP command. It is possible that a
specially crafted URL could be used to execute any ftp command on a
remote server, or potentially send unsolicited email. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2004-1165 to this issue.

A bug was discovered that can crash KDE screensaver under certain
local circumstances. This could allow an attacker with physical access
to the workstation to take over a locked desktop session. Please note
that this issue only affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0078 to this issue.

All users of KDE are advised to upgrade to this updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1158.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1165.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0078.html
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041213-1.txt
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050101-1.txt
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-009.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

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Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1158
CVE-2004-1165
CVE-2005-0078