Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdelibs (MDKSA-2002:058)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in KDE's SSL implementation in that it
does not check the basic constraints on a certificate and as a result
may accept certificates as valid that were signed by an issuer who is
not authorized to do so. This can lead to Konqueror and other SSL-
enabled KDE software falling victim to a man-in-the-middle attack
without being aware of the invalid certificate. This will trick users
into thinking they are on a secure connection with a valid site when
in fact the site is different from that which they intended to connect

This is fixed in KDE 3.0.3, and the KDE team provided a patch for KDE
2.2.2. This patch has been applied to the following packages.

After upgrading kdelibs, you must restart KDE in order for the fix to

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13959 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-058.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0970

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