Scientific Linux Security Update : kdelibs on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 100349


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100349

File Name: sl_20170522_kdelibs_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/23

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8422