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Fedora Core 3 2005-594: 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-2005-594 (kdelibs).
Libraries for the K Desktop Environment.
KDE Libraries include: kdecore (KDE core library), kdeui (user
interface), kfm (file manager), khtmlw (HTML widget), kio
(Input/Output, networking), kspell (spelling checker), jscript
A flaw was discovered affecting Kate, the KDE advanced text editor,
Kwrite. Depending on system settings it may be possible for a local
to read the backup files created by Kate or Kwrite. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-1920
Users of Kate or Kwrite should update to this erratum package which
contains a backported patch from the KDE security team correcting this
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=776
Threat Level: High
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