RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : kdelibs (RHSA-2006:0720)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22896


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


Updated kdelibs packages that correct an integer overflow flaw are now available.

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

The kdelibs package provides libraries for the K Desktop Environment (KDE). Qt is a GUI software toolkit for the X Window System.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Qt handled pixmap images. The KDE khtml library uses Qt in such a way that untrusted parameters could be passed to Qt, triggering the overflow. An attacker could for example create a malicious web page that when viewed by a victim in the Konqueror browser would cause Konqueror to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim.

Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22896

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0720.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/20

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4811

BID: 20599

OSVDB: 29843

RHSA: 2006:0720