Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kde4libs vulnerabilities (USN-871-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-871-1 fixed vulnerabilities in KDE. This update provides the
corresponding updates for KDE 4.

This update also fixes a directory traversal flaw in KDE when
processing help:// URLs. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10.

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 :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43110 ()

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