Oracle Linux 6 : kdenetwork (ELSA-2011-0465)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68260


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0465 :

Updated kdenetwork packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The kdenetwork packages contain networking applications for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

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)

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


Update the affected kdenetwork packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68260

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0465.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdenetwork, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdenetwork-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kdenetwork-libs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1000, CVE-2011-1586

BID: 40141

OSVDB: 74943

RHSA: 2011:0465