Oracle Linux 4 / 5 / 6 : kdelibs / kdelibs3 (ELSA-2011-1385)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1385 :

Updated kdelibs packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 and
updated kdelibs3 packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 that fix one
security issue are now available.

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 and kdelibs3 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)

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/2011-October/002415.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-October/002413.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-October/002416.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdelibs and / or kdelibs3 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: 68374 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49925

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3365