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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:44 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-18 ] KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection (GLSA 200501-18)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 11, 2005
Updated: January 12, 2005
Bug(s): #73759
ID: 200501-18

Synopsis

The FTP KIOslave contains a bug allowing users to execute arbitrary FTP commands.

Background

KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. KDE provided KIOslaves for many protocols in the kdelibs package, one of them being FTP. These are used by KDE applications such as Konqueror.

Affected Packages

Package: kde-base/kdelibs
Vulnerable: < 3.3.2-r2
Unaffected: >= 3.3.2-r2
Unaffected: >= 3.2.3-r5 < 3.2.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The FTP KIOslave fails to properly parse URL-encoded newline characters.

Impact

An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary FTP commands on the server and due to similiarities between the FTP and the SMTP protocol, this vulnerability also allows an attacker to connect to a SMTP server and issue arbitrary commands, for example sending an email.

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: ftp kioslave command injection
CAN-2004-1165


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