Debian DSA-518-1 : kdelibs - unsanitised input
High Nessus Plugin ID 15355
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptioniDEFENSE identified a vulnerability in the Opera web browser that could be used by remote attackers to create or truncate arbitrary files on the victims machine. The KDE team discovered that a similar vulnerability exists in KDE.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a carefully crafted telnet URI which may either create or truncate a file in the victims home directory. In KDE 3.2 and later versions the user is first explicitly asked to confirm the opening of the telnet URI.
SolutionFor the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.2-13.woody.10.
We recommend that you upgrade your KDE libraries.