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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61024


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


A directory traversal flaw was found in the way KGet, a download manager, handled the 'file' element in Metalink files. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted Metalink file that, when opened, would cause KGet to overwrite arbitrary files accessible to the user running KGet. (CVE-2011-1586)

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


Update the affected kdenetwork, kdenetwork-devel and / or kdenetwork-libs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61024

File Name: sl_20110421_kdenetwork_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

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-2011-1586