Oracle Linux 7 : kdelibs (ELSA-2017-1264)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1264 :

An update for kdelibs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is a graphical desktop environment for
the X Window System. The kdelibs packages include core libraries for
the K Desktop Environment.

Security Fix(es) :

* A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way kdelibs handled
D-Bus messages. A local user could potentially use this flaw to gain
root privileges by spoofing a callerID and leveraging a privileged
helper application. (CVE-2017-8422)

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer (SUSE) for reporting
this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-May/006920.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdelibs packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100343 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-8422

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