GLSA-200501-16 : Konqueror: Java sandbox vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16407


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-16 (Konqueror: Java sandbox vulnerabilities)

Konqueror contains two errors that allow JavaScript scripts and Java applets to have access to restricted Java classes.
Impact :

A remote attacker could embed a malicious Java applet in a web page and entice a victim to view it. This applet can then bypass security restrictions and execute any command, or access any file with the rights of the user running Konqueror.
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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16407

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200501-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2005/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1145

OSVDB: 12512

GLSA: 200501-16