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

High Nessus Plugin ID 100343


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


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.


Update the affected kdelibs packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100343

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-1264.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/23

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdelibs-apidocs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdelibs-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdelibs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdelibs-ktexteditor, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8422

OSVDB: 157311

RHSA: 2017:1264