GLSA-200408-23 : kdelibs: Cross-domain cookie injection vulnerability

Low Nessus Plugin ID 14579


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-23 (kdelibs: Cross-domain cookie injection vulnerability)

kcookiejar contains a vulnerability which may allow a malicious website to set cookies for other websites under the same second-level domain.
This vulnerability applies to country-specific secondary top level domains that use more than 2 characters in the secondary part of the domain name, and that use a secondary part other than com, net, mil, org, gov, edu or int. However, certain popular domains, such as, are not affected.
Impact :

Users visiting a malicious website using the Konqueror browser may have a session cookie set for them by that site. Later, when the user visits another website under the same domain, the attacker's session cookie will be used instead of the cookie issued by the legitimate site. Depending on the design of the legitimate site, this may allow an attacker to gain access to the user's session. For further explanation on this type of attack, see the paper titled 'Session Fixation Vulnerability in Web-based Applications' (reference 2).
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of kdelibs.


All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r2' # emerge '>=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 14579

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200408-23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdelibs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/23

Reference Information

OSVDB: 9117

GLSA: 200408-23