Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : kde4libs, kdelibs vulnerability (USN-833-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that KDE did not properly handle certificates with
NULL characters in the Subject Alternative Name field of X.509
certificates. An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the
middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted
communications.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41013 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36229

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2702