Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kdenetwork4 (MDVSA-2011:081)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53628
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in kdenetwork4 :
Directory traversal vulnerability in the KGetMetalink::File::isValidNameAttr function in ui/metalinkcreator/metalinker.cpp in KGet in KDE SC 4.6.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to create arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the name attribute of a file element in a metalink file. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2010-1000 (CVE-2011-1586).
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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.