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Fedora Core 2 2004-122: kdelibs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kdelibs package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-122 (kdelibs).

Libraries for the K Desktop Environment:
KDE Libraries included: kdecore (KDE core library), kdeui (user interface),
kfm (file manager), khtmlw (HTML widget), kio (Input/Output, networking),
kspell (spelling checker), jscript (javascript), kab (addressbook),
kimgio (image manipulation).


Update Information:


iDEFENSE identified a vulnerability in the Opera Web Browser that could
permit remote attackers to create or truncate arbitrary files. The KDE team
has found that a similar vulnerability exists in KDE.


A flaw in the telnet URL handler can permit options to be passed to the
telnet program which can be used to permit file creation or overwriting.
A possible hacker could create a carefully crafted link such that when opened by
a victim it creates or overwrites a file in the victims home directory. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-2004-0411 to this issue.




Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-122.shtml
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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