Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : kdelibs (ELSA-2009-1601)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1601 :

Updated kdelibs packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

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

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the kdelibs string to floating
point conversion routines. A web page containing malicious JavaScript
could crash Konqueror or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-0689)

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-November/001253.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-November/001254.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67962 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35510

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0689