Updated kdelibs packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 and updated kdelibs3 packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 that fix one security issue are now available.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link associated with the description below.
The kdelibs and kdelibs3 packages provide libraries for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).
An input sanitization flaw was found in the KSSL (KDE SSL Wrapper) API. An attacker could supply a specially-crafted SSL certificate (for example, via a web page) to an application using KSSL, such as the Konqueror web browser, causing misleading information to be presented to the user, possibly tricking them into accepting the certificate as valid.
Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.