Scientific Linux Security Update : kdegraphics on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A use-after-free flaw was found in the KDE KSVG animation element
implementation. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted SVG
image, which once opened 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-2009-1709)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the KDE, KSVG SVGList
interface implementation. A remote attacker could create a specially
crafted SVG image, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, would
cause memory corruption, leading to a denial of service (Konqueror
crash). (CVE-2009-0945)

The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?595e1816

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60604 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0945
CVE-2009-1709