Oracle Linux 6 : kdenetwork (ELSA-2011-0465)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0465 :

Updated kdenetwork packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

The kdenetwork packages contain networking applications for the K
Desktop Environment (KDE).

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)

Users of kdenetwork should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve 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/2011-April/002088.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdenetwork packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68260 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40141

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1000
CVE-2011-1586