Debian DSA-3849-1 : kde4libs - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 100163


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in kde4libs, the core libraries for all KDE 4 applications. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2017-6410 Itzik Kotler, Yonatan Fridburg and Amit Klein of Safebreach Labs reported that URLs are not sanitized before passing them to FindProxyForURL, potentially allowing a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information via a crafted PAC file.

- CVE-2017-8422 Sebastian Krahmer from SUSE discovered that the KAuth framework contains a logic flaw in which the service invoking dbus is not properly checked. This flaw allows spoofing the identity of the caller and gaining root privileges from an unprivileged account.


Upgrade the kde4libs packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4:4.14.2-5+deb8u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100163

File Name: debian_DSA-3849.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/15

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:kde4libs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6410, CVE-2017-8422

DSA: 3849