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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:51 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200408-13 ] kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issue Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues (GLSA 200408-13)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote and local
Date: August 12, 2004
Bug(s): #60068
ID: 200408-13

Synopsis

KDE contains three security issues that can allow an attacker to compromise system accounts, cause a Denial of Service, or spoof websites via frame injection.

Background

KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems.

Affected Packages

Package: kde-base/kdebase
Vulnerable: < 3.2.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.2.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: kde-base/kdelibs
Vulnerable: < 3.2.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.2.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

KDE contains three security issues:
  • Insecure handling of temporary files when running KDE applications outside of the KDE environment
  • DCOPServer creates temporary files in an insecure manner
  • The Konqueror browser allows websites to load webpages into a target frame of any other open frame-based webpage


Impact

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to create or overwrite files with the permissions of another user, compromise the account of users running a KDE application and insert arbitrary frames into an otherwise trusted webpage.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of kdebase.

Resolution

All KDE users should upgrade to the latest versions of kdelibs and kdebase:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1"
# emerge ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1"
# emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1"
# emerge ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1"


References

KDE Advisory: Temporary Directory Vulnerability
KDE Advisory: DCOPServer Temporary Filename Vulnerability
KDE Advisory: Konqueror Frame Injection Vulnerability


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