Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : kdelibs vulnerability (USN-245-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Maksim Orlovich discovered that kjs, the JavaScript interpreter engine
used by Konqueror and other parts of KDE, did not sufficiently verify
the validity of UTF-8 encoded URIs. Specially crafted URIs could
trigger a buffer overflow. By tricking an user into visiting a website
with malicious JavaScript code, a remote attacker could exploit this
to execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20792 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0019