Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : kde4libs vulnerabilities (USN-1110-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that KDE KSSL did not properly verify X.509
certificates when the certificate was issued for an IP address. An
attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to
view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.

Tim Brown discovered that KDE KHTML did not properly escape URLs from
externally generated error pages. An attacker could exploit this to
conduct cross-site scripting attacks. With cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output
during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this
to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as
passwords), within the same domain. (CVE-2011-1168).

Solution :

Update the affected kdelibs5, libkhtml5 and / or libkio5 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55068 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46789

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1094