Fedora Core 3 : kdelibs-3.3.1-2.14.FC3 (2005-594)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19230


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


A flaw was discovered affecting Kate, the KDE advanced text editor, and Kwrite. Depending on system settings it may be possible for a local user to read the backup files created by Kate or Kwrite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-1920 to this issue.

Users of Kate or Kwrite should update to this erratum package which contains a backported patch from the KDE security team correcting this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected kdelibs, kdelibs-debuginfo and / or kdelibs-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19230

File Name: fedora_2005-594.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/07/20

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kdelibs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kdelibs-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1920

FEDORA: 2005-594