Scientific Linux Security Update : kdebase on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60262


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Kees Huijgen found a flaw in the way KDM handled logins when autologin and 'shutdown with password' were enabled. A local user would have been able to login via KDM as any user without requiring a password.

Two Konqueror address spoofing flaws were discovered. A malicious website could spoof the Konqueror address bar, tricking a victim into believing the page was from a different site. (CVE-2007-3820, CVE-2007-4224)


Update the affected kdebase and / or kdebase-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60262

File Name: sl_20071008_kdebase_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3820, CVE-2007-4224, CVE-2007-4569

CWE: 59, 264