RHEL 4 / 5 : kdelibs (RHSA-2009:1601)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42890


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


Updated kdelibs packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

The kdelibs packages provide libraries for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the kdelibs string to floating point conversion routines. A web page containing malicious JavaScript could crash Konqueror or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-0689)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.


Update the affected kdelibs, kdelibs-apidocs and / or kdelibs-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42890

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1601.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/25

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs-apidocs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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: 2009/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689

BID: 35510

OSVDB: 55603, 61186

RHSA: 2009:1601

CWE: 119