GLSA-200501-18 : KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection

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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-200501-18
(KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection)

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.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050101-1.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-18.xml

Solution :

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

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: 16409 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1165