Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdelibs (MDKSA-2002:058)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13959


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13959

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-058.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:arts, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdelibs-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdelibs-sound, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdelibs-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libarts2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libarts2-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0970

MDKSA: 2002:058