RHEL 7 : kdelibs (RHSA-2017:1264)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-8422.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-1264.html

Solution :

Update the affected 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: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100345 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-8422

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