RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : kdelibs and kdelibs3 (RHSA-2011:1385)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56561


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


Updated kdelibs packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 and updated kdelibs3 packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 that fix one security issue are now available.

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 and kdelibs3 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)

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56561

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-1385.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/10/20

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-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs3, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs3-apidocs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdelibs3-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, 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: 2011/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3365

BID: 49925

OSVDB: 76016

RHSA: 2011:1385