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Fedora Core 1 2004-121: kdelibs Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kdelibs package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-121 (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),
kimgio (image manipulation).
iDEFENSE identified a vulnerability in the Opera Web Browser that could
allow 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 allow options to be passed to the
telnet program which can be used to allow 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-2004-121.shtml
Threat Level: High
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