GLSA-200501-16 : Konqueror: Java sandbox 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-200501-16
(Konqueror: Java sandbox vulnerabilities)

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.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041220-1.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-16.xml

Solution :

All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16407 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1145