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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68260
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected kdenetwork packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-April/002088.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68260

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0465.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2010

Reference Information

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

BID: 40141

RHSA: 2011:0465