Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdelibs (MDKSA-2004:022)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Corsaire discovered that a number of HTTP user agents contained a flaw
in how they handle cookies. This flaw could allow an attacker to avoid
the path restrictions specified by a cookie's originator. According to
their advisory :

'The cookie specifications detail a path argument that can be used to
restrict the areas of a host that will be exposed to a cookie. By
using standard traversal techniques this functionality can be
subverted, potentially exposing the cookie to scrutiny and use in
further attacks.'

This issue was fixed in KDE 3.1.3; the updated packages are patched to
protect against this vulnerability.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14121 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-022.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0592

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