Scientific Linux Security Update : kdelibs on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

A flaw was found in the way the KDE HTML parser handled content for
the HTML 'head' element. A remote attacker could create a
specially-crafted 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-2009-1690)

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way the KDE JavaScript garbage collector handled memory
allocation requests. A remote attacker could create a
specially-crafted 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-2009-1687)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f9db1292

Solution :

Update the affected kdelibs, kdelibs-apidocs 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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60606 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1687
CVE-2009-1690
CVE-2009-1698