RHEL 2.1 / 3 : kdelibs (RHSA-2005:307)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 17995


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


Updated kdelibs packages that fix a local denial of service issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kdelibs package provides libraries for the K Desktop Environment.

Sebastian Krahmer discovered a flaw in dcopserver, the KDE Desktop Communication Protocol (DCOP) daemon. A local user could use this flaw to stall the DCOP authentication process, affecting any local desktop users and causing a reduction in their desktop functionality. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0396 to this issue.

Users of KDE should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 17995

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-307.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/04/07

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:arts, 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: 2005/04/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0396

OSVDB: 14813

RHSA: 2005:307