Scientific Linux Security Update : kdenetwork on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A directory traversal flaw was found in the way KGet, a download
manager, handled the 'file' element in Metalink files. An attacker
could use this flaw to create a specially crafted Metalink file that,
when opened, would cause KGet to overwrite arbitrary files accessible
to the user running KGet. (CVE-2011-1586)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kdenetwork, kdenetwork-devel and / or
kdenetwork-libs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61024 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1586