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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The kdelibs packages provide libraries for the K Desktop Environment
(KDE).

An input sanitization flaw was found in the KSSL (KDE SSL Wrapper)
API. An attacker could supply a specially crafted SSL certificate (for
example, via a web page) to an application using KSSL, such as the
Konqueror web browser, causing misleading information to be presented
to the user, possibly tricking them into accepting the certificate as
valid. (CVE-2011-3365)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

- kdelibs provided its own set of trusted Certificate
Authority (CA) certificates. This update makes kdelibs
use the system set from the ca-certificates package,
instead of its own copy.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct this issue and add this enhancement. The
desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?792db480

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61152 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3365