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Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 18:13:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- kdebase4 (konqueror) -- Incomplete
 SSL Certificate support in KDE4

In CVE, we treat the inadvertent prevention of access to security
functionality as a bug.  There is no direct way that an external attacker
can trigger it, and the attacker gets no direct benefit by waiting for it
to happen passively.  It's only doable by a person doing this to

So, this would not get a CVE.

- Steve

On Tue, 12 May 2009, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:

> Hello Steve,
>   not sure if original Debian bug [1] reporter meant this insufficiency,
> but [2] might be interesting for your attention. While this is not
> direct security vulnerability, is is preventing users from using
> the functionality provided by digital certificates.
> References:
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> This issue is present only in Konqueror web browser, as shipped
> with the K Desktop Environment 4 (kdebase-4.*). Konqueror in
> kdebase3 works fine.
> Regards, Jan.
> --
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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