RHEL 2.1 / 3 : kdelibs, kdebase (RHSA-2005:009)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16366


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated kdelib and kdebase packages that resolve several security issues are now available.

The kdelibs packages include libraries for the K Desktop Environment.
The kdebase packages include core applications for the K Desktop Environment.

Secunia Research discovered a window injection spoofing vulnerability affecting the Konqueror web browser. This issue could allow a malicious website to show arbitrary content in a different browser window. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2004-1158 to this issue.

A bug was discovered in the way kioslave handles URL-encoded newline (%0a) characters before the FTP command. It is possible that a specially crafted URL could be used to execute any ftp command on a remote server, or potentially send unsolicited email. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2004-1165 to this issue.

A bug was discovered that can crash KDE screensaver under certain local circumstances. This could allow an attacker with physical access to the workstation to take over a locked desktop session. Please note that this issue only affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-0078 to this issue.

All users of KDE are advised to upgrade to this updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16366

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-009.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/02/10

Modified: 2016/12/28

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:arts, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdebase, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdebase-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs-sound, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs-sound-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1158, CVE-2004-1165, CVE-2005-0078

OSVDB: 12853, 13204, 59846

RHSA: 2005:009