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RHSA-2005-612: kdelibs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kdelibs packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Updated kdelibs packages are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

kdelibs contains libraries for the K Desktop Environment.

A flaw was discovered affecting Kate, the KDE advanced text editor, and
Kwrite. Depending on system settings, it may be possible for a local user
to read the backup files created by Kate or Kwrite. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-1920 to
this issue.

Please note this issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of Kate or Kwrite should update to these errata packages which
contains a backported patch from the KDE security team correcting this

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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