RHEL 3 : kdelibs (RHSA-2009:1128)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated kdelibs packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

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

The kdelibs packages provide libraries for the K Desktop Environment
(KDE).

A flaw was found in the way the KDE CSS parser handled content for the
CSS 'style' attribute. A remote attacker could create a specially
crafted CSS equipped HTML page, which once visited by an unsuspecting
user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash) or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-1698)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted
(log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-1698.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1128.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39530 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1698