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|Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:44 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-18 ] KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection (GLSA 200501-18)
Date: January 11, 2005
Updated: January 12, 2005
The FTP KIOslave contains a bug allowing users to execute arbitrary FTP commands.
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.
Vulnerable: < 3.3.2-r2
Unaffected: >= 3.3.2-r2
Unaffected: >= 3.2.3-r5 < 3.2.4
Architectures: All supported architectures
The FTP KIOslave fails to properly parse URL-encoded newline characters.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs
KDE Security Advisory: ftp kioslave command injection
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