Updated kdebase packages that resolve several security flaws are now
available for CentOS Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the CentOS
Security Response Team.
The kdebase packages provide the core applications for KDE, the K Desktop
Environment. These core packages include Konqueror, the web browser and
These updated packages address the following vulnerabilities:
Kees Huijgen found a flaw in the way KDM handled logins when autologin and
"shutdown with password" were enabled. A local user would have been able
to login via KDM as any user without requiring a password. (CVE-2007-4569)
Two Konqueror address spoofing flaws were discovered. A malicious web site
could spoof the Konqueror address bar, tricking a victim into believing the
page was from a different site. (CVE-2007-3820, CVE-2007-4224)
Users of KDE should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.