Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : kdebase-runtime vulnerabilities (USN-872-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 43153


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


It was discovered that the KIO subsystem of KDE did not properly perform input validation when processing help:// URIs. If a user or KIO application processed a crafted help:// URI, an attacker could trigger JavaScript execution or access files via directory traversal.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43153

File Name: ubuntu_USN-872-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/12/14

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kde-icons-oxygen, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-runtime, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-runtime-bin-kde4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-runtime-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-runtime-data-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdebase-runtime-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:khelpcenter, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:khelpcenter4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:phonon-backend-xine, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plasma-scriptengine-javascript, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/10

Reference Information

OSVDB: 61174, 61175

USN: 872-1