Scientific Linux Security Update : kdelibs on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61023


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


A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way KHTML, the HTML layout engine used by KDE applications such as the Konqueror web browser, displayed certain error pages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting attack against victims by tricking them into visiting a specially crafted URL. (CVE-2011-1168)

A flaw was found in the way kdelibs checked the user specified hostname against the name in the server's SSL certificate. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to trick an application using kdelibs into mistakenly accepting a certificate as if it was valid for the host, if that certificate was issued for an IP address to which the user specified hostname was resolved to. (CVE-2011-1094)

Note: As part of the fix for CVE-2011-1094, this update also introduces stricter handling for wildcards used in servers' SSL certificates.

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: 61023

File Name: sl_20110421_kdelibs_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 2011/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1094, CVE-2011-1168