FreeBSD : kdelibs -- konqueror cross-domain cookie injection (2797b27a-f55b-11d8-81b0-000347a4fa7d)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18877

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VPR Score: 5.2

Synopsis

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description

According to a KDE Security Advisory :

WESTPOINT internet reconnaissance services alerted the KDE security team that the KDE web browser Konqueror allows websites to set cookies for certain country specific secondary top level domains.

Websites operating under the affected domains can set HTTP cookies in such a way that the Konqueror web browser will send them to all other websites operating under the same domain. A malicious website can use this as part of a session fixation attack. See e.g.
http://www.acros.si/papers/session_fixation.pdf

Affected are all 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. Examples of affected domains are .ltd.uk, .plc.uk and .firm.in

It should be noted that popular domains such as .co.uk, .co.in and .com are NOT affected.

Solution

Update the affected package.

See Also

https://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040823-1.txt

http://www.acros.si/papers/session_fixation.pdf

http://www.nessus.org/u?6358ba38

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18877

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2797b27af55b11d881b0000347a4fa7d.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdelibs, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0746

BID: 10991

Secunia: 12341