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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2014 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.

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 : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43109 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35510

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0689