RHEL 4 / 5 : kdebase (RHSA-2007:0905)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 26951
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated kdebase packages that resolve several security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate 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.
These updated packages address the following vulnerabilities :
Kees Huijgen found a flaw in the way KDM handled logins when autologin and 'shutdown with password' were enabled. A local user would have been able to login via KDM as any user without requiring a password.
Two Konqueror address spoofing flaws were discovered. A malicious website could spoof the Konqueror address bar, tricking a victim into believing the page was from a different site. (CVE-2007-3820, CVE-2007-4224)
Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected kdebase and / or kdebase-devel packages.