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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way KHTML, the HTML
layout engine used by KDE applications such as the Konqueror web
browser, displayed certain error pages. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting attack against victims by
tricking them into visiting a specially crafted URL. (CVE-2011-1168)
A flaw was found in the way kdelibs checked the user specified
hostname against the name in the server's SSL certificate. A
man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to trick an application
using kdelibs into mistakenly accepting a certificate as if it was
valid for the host, if that certificate was issued for an IP address
to which the user specified hostname was resolved to. (CVE-2011-1094)
Note: As part of the fix for CVE-2011-1094, this update also
introduces stricter handling for wildcards used in servers' SSL
The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this
update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61023 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-1094CVE-2011-1168
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