RHEL 4 : kdebase (RHSA-2006:0582)
High Nessus Plugin ID 22222
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated kdebase packages that resolve several bugs are now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The kdebase packages provide the core applications for KDE, the K Desktop Environment. These core packages include the file manager Konqueror.
Ilja van Sprundel discovered a lock file handling flaw in kcheckpass.
If the directory /var/lock is writable by a user who is allowed to run kcheckpass, that user could gain root privileges. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the /var/lock directory is not writable by users and therefore this flaw could only have been exploited if the permissions on that directory have been badly configured. A patch to block this issue has been included in this update. (CVE-2005-2494)
The following bugs have also been addressed :
- kstart --tosystray does not send the window to the system tray in Kicker
- When the customer enters or selects URLs in Firefox's address field, the desktop freezes for a couple of seconds
- fish kioslave is broken on 64-bit systems
All users of kdebase should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain patches to resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected kdebase and / or kdebase-devel packages.