CentOS 4 / 5 : kdelibs (CESA-2009:1601)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 67077
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated kdelibs packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kdelibs packages provide libraries for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the kdelibs string to floating point conversion routines. A web page containing malicious JavaScript could crash Konqueror or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-0689)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected kdelibs packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?2e28620f

http://www.nessus.org/u?02fff55d

http://www.nessus.org/u?26b0881e

http://www.nessus.org/u?66d0b7b4

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67077

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-1601.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/29/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kdelibs-apidocs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kdelibs-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/27/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/1/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689

BID: 35510

RHSA: 2009:1601

CWE: 119