Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdelibs (MDKSA-2002:058)
High Nessus Plugin ID 13959
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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 to.
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 work.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.