Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : kdelibs (ELSA-2007-0909)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0909 :

Updated kdelibs packages that resolve several security flaws are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kdelibs package provides libraries for the K Desktop Environment
(KDE).

Two cross-site-scripting flaws were found in the way Konqueror
processes certain HTML content. This could result in a malicious
attacker presenting misleading content to an unsuspecting user.
(CVE-2007-0242, CVE-2007-0537)

A flaw was found in KDE JavaScript implementation. A web page
containing malicious JavaScript code could cause Konqueror to crash.
(CVE-2007-1308)

A flaw was found in the way Konqueror handled certain FTP PASV
commands. A malicious FTP server could use this flaw to perform a
rudimentary port-scan of machines behind a user's firewall.
(CVE-2007-1564)

Two Konqueror address spoofing flaws have been discovered. It was
possible for a malicious website to cause the Konqueror address bar to
display information which could trick a user into believing they are
at a different website than they actually are. (CVE-2007-3820,
CVE-2007-4224)

Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-October/000356.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-October/000357.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdelibs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67574 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0242
CVE-2007-0537
CVE-2007-1308
CVE-2007-1564
CVE-2007-3820
CVE-2007-4224