RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : kdebase (RHSA-2007:0494)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25522


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


Updated kdebase packages that resolve an interaction security issue with Adobe Flash Player are now available.

This update has been rated as having important 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 Konqueror, the web browser and file manager.

A problem with the interaction between the Flash Player and the Konqueror web browser was found. The problem could lead to key presses leaking to the Flash Player applet instead of the browser (CVE-2007-2022).

Users of Konqueror who have installed the Adobe Flash Player plugin should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a patch provided by Dirk Muller that protects against this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25522

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0494.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/06/14

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdebase, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdebase-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2022

BID: 23437

OSVDB: 34140

RHSA: 2007:0494

CWE: 200