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RHSA-2003-236: arts Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the arts packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

This erratum provides updated KDE packages that resolve a security issue in

KDE is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System.
Konqueror is the file manager for the K Desktop Environment.

George Staikos reported that Konqueror may inadvertently send
authentication credentials to websites other than the intended website in
clear text via the HTTP-referer header. This can occur when authentication
credentials are passed as part of a URL in the form http://

Users of Konqueror are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported security patch correcting this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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