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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51802
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:175
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:175.

The kdenetwork packages contain a collection of networking applications for
the K Desktop Environment.

A bug was found in the way kppp handles privileged file descriptors. A
malicious local user could make use of this flaw to modify the /etc/hosts
or /etc/resolv.conf files, which could be used to spoof domain information.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0205 to this issue.

Please note that the default installation of kppp on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux uses consolehelper and is not vulnerable to this issue. However, the
kppp FAQ provides instructions for removing consolehelper and running kppp
suid root, which is a vulnerable configuration.

Users of kdenetwork should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch, and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-175.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0205

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
4.6

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0205
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2005:934
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000934
Debian Security Information: DSA-692 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-692
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=208&type=vulnerabilities
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9596
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-175.html
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