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MDKSA-2002:058: 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 MDKSA-2002:058 (kdelibs).

A vulnerability was discovered in KDE's SSL implementation in that it does not
check the basic constraints on a certificate and as a result may accept
certificates as valid that were signed by an issuer who is not authorized to do
so. This can lead to Konqueror and other SSL- enabled KDE software falling
victim to a man-in-the-middle attack without being aware of the invalid
certificate. This will trick users into thinking they are on a secure connection
with a valid site when in fact the site is different from that which they
intended to connect to.
This is fixed in KDE 3.0.3, and the KDE team provided a patch for KDE 2.2.2.
This patch has been applied to the following packages.
After upgrading kdelibs, you must restart KDE in order for the fix to work.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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