Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : kdelibs (ELSA-2007-0909)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67574


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0909 :

Updated kdelibs 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 kdelibs package provides libraries for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

Two cross-site-scripting flaws were found in the way Konqueror processes certain HTML content. This could result in a malicious attacker presenting misleading content to an unsuspecting user.
(CVE-2007-0242, CVE-2007-0537)

A flaw was found in KDE JavaScript implementation. A web page containing malicious JavaScript code could cause Konqueror to crash.

A flaw was found in the way Konqueror handled certain FTP PASV commands. A malicious FTP server could use this flaw to perform a rudimentary port-scan of machines behind a user's firewall.

Two Konqueror address spoofing flaws have been discovered. It was possible for a malicious website to cause the Konqueror address bar to display information which could trick a user into believing they are at a different website than they actually are. (CVE-2007-3820, CVE-2007-4224)

Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected kdelibs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67574

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0909.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0242, CVE-2007-0537, CVE-2007-1308, CVE-2007-1564, CVE-2007-3820, CVE-2007-4224

OSVDB: 32975, 34084, 34679, 35199, 37242, 37245, 43498, 43499

RHSA: 2007:0909

CWE: 59, 79, 399