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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: KHTML: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability (GLSA 200703-10)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 10, 2007
Bug(s): #165606
ID: 200703-10

Synopsis

The KHTML component shipped with the KDE libraries is prone to a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: kde-base/kdelibs
Vulnerable: < 3.5.5-r8
Unaffected: >= 3.5.5-r8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The KHTML code allows for the execution of JavaScript code located inside the "Title" HTML element, a related issue to the Safari error found by Jose Avila.

Impact

When viewing a HTML page that renders unsanitized attacker-supplied input in the page title, Konqueror and other parts of KDE will execute arbitrary JavaScript code contained in the page title, allowing for the theft of browser session data or cookies.

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-3.5.5-r8"


References

CVE-2007-0537
CVE-2007-0478
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