Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : kde4libs, kdelibs vulnerability (USN-833-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41013


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that KDE did not properly handle certificates with NULL characters in the Subject Alternative Name field of X.509 certificates. An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41013

File Name: ubuntu_USN-833-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/18

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4c2a, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs5-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs5-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs5-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libplasma-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libplasma3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2702

BID: 36229

OSVDB: 57746

USN: 833-1

CWE: 310