GLSA-200412-16 : kdelibs, kdebase: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-16
(kdelibs, kdebase: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Daniel Fabian discovered that the KDE core libraries contain a
flaw allowing password disclosure by making a link to a remote file.
When creating this link, the resulting URL contains authentication
credentials used to access the remote file (CAN 2004-1171).
The Konqueror webbrowser allows websites to load webpages into a window
or tab currently used by another website (CAN-2004-1158).

Impact :

A malicious user could have access to the authentication
credentials of other users depending on the file permissions.
A malicious website could use the window injection vulnerability to
load content in a window apparently belonging to another website.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041209-1.txt
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041213-1.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200412-16.xml

Solution :

All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r4'
All kdebase users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16003 (gentoo_GLSA-200412-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1158
CVE-2004-1171