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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-16 ] Konqueror: Java sandbox vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Konqueror: Java sandbox vulnerabilities (GLSA 200501-16)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 11, 2005
Updated: January 12, 2005
Bug(s): #72750
ID: 200501-16

Synopsis

The Java sandbox environment in Konqueror can be bypassed to access arbitrary packages, allowing untrusted Java applets to perform unrestricted actions on the host system.

Background

KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. Konqueror is the KDE web browser and file manager.

Affected Packages

Package: kde-base/kdelibs
Vulnerable: < 3.3.2
Unaffected: >= 3.3.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Konqueror contains two errors that allow JavaScript scripts and Java applets to have access to restricted Java classes.

Impact

A remote attacker could embed a malicious Java applet in a web page and entice a victim to view it. This applet can then bypass security restrictions and execute any command, or access any file with the rights of the user running Konqueror.

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


References

KDE Security Advisory: Konqueror Java Vulnerability
CAN 2004-1145


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