Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kdebase-runtime vulnerabilities (USN-872-1)

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 :

It was discovered that the KIO subsystem of KDE did not properly
perform input validation when processing help:// URIs. If a user or
KIO application processed a crafted help:// URI, an attacker could
trigger JavaScript execution or access files via directory traversal.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43153 ()

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