RHEL 6 : kdelibs (RHSA-2011:1364)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56463


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


Updated kdelibs packages that fix one security issue and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate 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 kdelibs packages provide libraries for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

An input sanitization flaw was found in the KSSL (KDE SSL Wrapper) API. An attacker could supply a specially crafted SSL certificate (for example, via a web page) to an application using KSSL, such as the Konqueror web browser, causing misleading information to be presented to the user, possibly tricking them into accepting the certificate as valid. (CVE-2011-3365)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

* kdelibs provided its own set of trusted Certificate Authority (CA) certificates. This update makes kdelibs use the system set from the ca-certificates package, instead of its own copy. (BZ#743951)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56463

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-1364.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/10/12

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

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-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.1

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: 2011/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3365

BID: 49925

OSVDB: 76016

RHSA: 2011:1364