Oracle Linux 6 : kdelibs (ELSA-2011-1364)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1364 :

Updated kdelibs packages that fix one security issue and add one
enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate 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 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. (BZ#743951)

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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-October/002397.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdelibs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68368 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49925

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3365