RHEL 4 / 5 : kdebase (RHSA-2007:0905)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated kdebase packages that resolve several security flaws are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kdebase packages provide the core applications for KDE, the K
Desktop Environment. These core packages include Konqueror, the web
browser and file manager.

These updated packages address the following vulnerabilities :

Kees Huijgen found a flaw in the way KDM handled logins when autologin
and 'shutdown with password' were enabled. A local user would have
been able to login via KDM as any user without requiring a password.

Two Konqueror address spoofing flaws were discovered. A malicious
website could spoof the Konqueror address bar, tricking a victim into
believing the page was from a different site. (CVE-2007-3820,

Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected kdebase and / or kdebase-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 26951 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24912

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3820

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