RHEL 6 : kdenetwork (RHSA-2011:0465)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53526


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


Updated kdenetwork packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The kdenetwork packages contain networking applications for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

A directory traversal flaw was found in the way KGet, a download manager, handled the 'file' element in Metalink files. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted Metalink file that, when opened, would cause KGet to overwrite arbitrary files accessible to the user running KGet. (CVE-2011-1586)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 53526

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0465.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/04/22

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdenetwork, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdenetwork-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdenetwork-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdenetwork-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1000, CVE-2011-1586

BID: 40141

RHSA: 2011:0465