Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdelibs (MDKSA-2004:022)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14121
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionCorsaire 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.