Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kdelibs vulnerabilities (USN-871-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43109
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.