RHEL 3 : kdebase (RHSA-2006:0576)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated kdebase packages that resolve a security issue are now
available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kdebase packages provide the core applications for KDE, the K
Desktop Environment.

A flaw was found in KDE where the kdesktop_lock process sometimes
failed to terminate properly. This issue could either block the user's
ability to manually lock the desktop or prevent the screensaver to
activate, both of which could have a security impact for users who
rely on these functionalities. (CVE-2006-2933)

Please note that this issue only affected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

All users of kdebase should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2933.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0576.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdebase and / or kdebase-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/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-2006-2933