RHEL 4 : kdelibs (RHSA-2005:612)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19332


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


Updated kdelibs packages are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

kdelibs contains libraries for the K Desktop Environment.

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.

Please note this issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19332

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-612.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/07/31

Modified: 2016/12/28

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1920

OSVDB: 18063

RHSA: 2005:612