Scientific Linux Security Update : kdegraphics on SL5.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60604
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Synopsis

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

Description

A use-after-free flaw was found in the KDE KSVG animation element implementation. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted SVG image, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-1709)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the KDE, KSVG SVGList interface implementation. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted SVG image, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, would cause memory corruption, leading to a denial of service (Konqueror crash). (CVE-2009-0945)

The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ae353107

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60604

File Name: sl_20090625_kdegraphics_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/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: 6/25/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0945, CVE-2009-1709

CWE: 94, 399