Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : kdenetwork vulnerabilities (USN-938-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46336


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


It was discovered that KGet did not properly perform input validation when processing metalink files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite files via directory traversal, which could eventually lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2010-1000)

It was discovered that KGet would not always wait for user confirmation when downloading metalink files. If a user selected a file to download but did not confirm or cancel the download, KGet would proceed with the download, overwriting any file with the same name. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-1511).

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46336

File Name: ubuntu_USN-938-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/14

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kde-zeroconf, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdenetwork, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdenetwork-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdenetwork-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kdenetwork-filesharing, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kget, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kopete, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kopete-plugin-otr-kde4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kppp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krdc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krfb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkopete-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkopete4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, 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: 2010/05/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1000, CVE-2010-1511

BID: 40141

OSVDB: 64689, 64690

USN: 938-1