Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kdelibs4 (MDVSA-2011:071)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53350
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in kdelibs4 :
kio/kio/tcpslavebase.cpp in KDE KSSL in kdelibs before 4.6.1 does not properly verify that the server hostname matches the domain name of the subject of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority for an IP address, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2702 (CVE-2011-1094).
Additionally it was discovered that kdelibs4 for 2009.0 was using an old private copy of the ca-bundle.crt file containing the root CA certs, this has now been resolved so that it uses the system wide and up to date /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt file last updated with the MDVSA-2011:068 advisory.
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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.