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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200601-11 ] KDE kjs: URI heap overflow vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: KDE kjs: URI heap overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200601-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 22, 2006
Bug(s): #118550
ID: 200601-11

Synopsis

KDE fails to properly validate URIs when handling javascript, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. kjs is the javascript interpreter used in Konqueror and other parts of KDE.

Affected Packages

Package: kde-base/kdelibs
Vulnerable: < 3.4.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.4.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Maksim Orlovich discovered an incorrect bounds check in kjs when handling URIs.

Impact

By enticing a user to load a specially crafted webpage containing malicious javascript, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running kjs.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs-3.4.3-r1


References

CVE-2006-0019
KDE Security Advisory: kjs encodeuri/decodeuri heap overflow vulnerability


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