Oracle Linux 7 : kdenetwork (ELSA-2014-1827)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79200
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1827 :
Updated kdenetwork packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
The kdenetwork packages contain networking applications for the K Desktop Environment (KDE). Krfb Desktop Sharing, which is a part of the kdenetwork package, is a server application that allows session sharing between users. Krfb uses the LibVNCServer library.
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way LibVNCServer handled certain ClientCutText message. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the VNC server by sending a specially crafted ClientCutText message from a VNC client. (CVE-2014-6053)
A divide-by-zero flaw was found in the way LibVNCServer handled the scaling factor when it was set to '0'. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the VNC server using a malicious VNC client.
Two stack-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way LibVNCServer handled file transfers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the VNC server using a malicious VNC client.
Red Hat would like to thank oCERT for reporting these issues. oCERT acknowledges Nicolas Ruff as the original reporter.
Note: Prior to this update, the kdenetwork packages used an embedded copy of the LibVNCServer library. With this update, the kdenetwork packages have been modified to use the system LibVNCServer packages.
Therefore, the update provided by RHSA-2014:1826 must be installed to fully address the issues in krfb described above.
All kdenetwork users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of the krfb server must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected kdenetwork packages.