Scientific Linux Security Update : kdelibs on SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60605


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


A flaw was found in the way the KDE CSS parser handled content for the CSS 'style' attribute. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted CSS equipped HTML page, which once visited 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-2009-1698)

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60605

File Name: sl_20090625_kdelibs_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2009/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1698

CWE: 94