GLSA-200412-16 : kdelibs, kdebase: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 16003


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-16 (kdelibs, kdebase: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Daniel Fabian discovered that the KDE core libraries contain a flaw allowing password disclosure by making a link to a remote file.
When creating this link, the resulting URL contains authentication credentials used to access the remote file (CAN 2004-1171).
The Konqueror webbrowser allows websites to load webpages into a window or tab currently used by another website (CAN-2004-1158).
Impact :

A malicious user could have access to the authentication credentials of other users depending on the file permissions.
A malicious website could use the window injection vulnerability to load content in a window apparently belonging to another website.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r4' All kdebase users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r3'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16003

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200412-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdebase, 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: 2004/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1158, CVE-2004-1171

OSVDB: 12248, 59838, 59846

GLSA: 200412-16