RHEL 5 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2009:1130)

high Nessus Plugin ID 39531
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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated kdegraphics packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop Environment (KDE). Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based language to describe vector images. KSVG is a framework aimed at implementing the latest W3C SVG specifications.

A use-after-free flaw was found in the KDE KSVG animation element implementation. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted SVG image, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-1709)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the KDE, KSVG SVGList interface implementation. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted SVG image, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, would cause memory corruption, leading to a denial of service (Konqueror crash). (CVE-2009-0945)

All users of kdegraphics should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39531

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1130.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/26/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdegraphics, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdegraphics-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

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: 6/25/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/13/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0945, CVE-2009-1709

BID: 34924, 35334

RHSA: 2009:1130

CWE: 94, 399