Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : kdebase (ELSA-2007-0905)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67573
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0905 :
Updated kdebase packages that resolve several security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The kdebase packages provide the core applications for KDE, the K Desktop Environment. These core packages include Konqueror, the web browser and file manager.
These updated packages address the following vulnerabilities :
Kees Huijgen found a flaw in the way KDM handled logins when autologin and 'shutdown with password' were enabled. A local user would have been able to login via KDM as any user without requiring a password.
Two Konqueror address spoofing flaws were discovered. A malicious website could spoof the Konqueror address bar, tricking a victim into believing the page was from a different site. (CVE-2007-3820, CVE-2007-4224)
Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected kdebase packages.