Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kdelibs vulnerabilities (USN-871-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43109
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Synopsis

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

Description

A buffer overflow was found in the KDE libraries when converting a string to a floating point number. If a user or application linked against kdelibs were tricked into processing crafted input, an attacker could cause a denial of service (via application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0689)

It was discovered that the KDE libraries could use KHTML to process an unknown MIME type. If a user or application linked against kdelibs were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could potentially trigger XMLHTTPRequests to remote sites.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/871-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43109

File Name: ubuntu_USN-871-1.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/11/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdelibs4c2a, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689

BID: 35510

USN: 871-1

CWE: 119