RHEL 2.1 : kdelibs (RHSA-2004:074)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated kdelibs packages that fix a flaw in cookie path handling are
now available.

Konqueror is a file manager and Web browser for the K Desktop
Environment (KDE).

Flaws have been found in the cookie path handling between a number of
Web browsers and servers. The HTTP cookie standard allows a Web server
supplying a cookie to a client to specify a subset of URLs on the
origin server to which the cookie applies. Web servers such as Apache
do not filter returned cookies and assume that the client will only
send back cookies for requests that fall within the server-supplied
subset of URLs. However, by supplying URLs that use path traversal
(/../) and character encoding, it is possible to fool many browsers
into sending a cookie to a path outside of the originally-specified

KDE version 3.1.3 and later include a patch to Konquerer that disables
the sending of cookies to the server if the URL contains such encoded
traversals. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 shipped with KDE 2.2.2 and is
therefore vulnerable to this issue.

Users of Konquerer are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain a backported patch for this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12472 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0592

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