Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kdelibs vulnerabilities (USN-871-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow was found in the KDE libraries when converting a
string to a floating point number. If a user or application linked
against kdelibs were tricked into processing crafted input, an
attacker could cause a denial of service (via application crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0689)

It was discovered that the KDE libraries could use KHTML to process an
unknown MIME type. If a user or application linked against kdelibs
were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could
potentially trigger XMLHTTPRequests to remote sites.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43109 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35510

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0689