FreeBSD : kwebkitpart, kde-runtime -- insufficient input validation (890b6b22-70fa-11e4-91ae-5453ed2e2b49)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79365


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Albert Aastals Cid reports :

kwebkitpart and the bookmarks:// io slave were not sanitizing input correctly allowing to some JavaScript being executed on the context of the referenced hostname.

Whilst in most cases, the JavaScript will be executed in an untrusted context, with the bookmarks IO slave, it will be executed in the context of the referenced hostname. It should however be noted that KDE mitigates this risk by attempting to ensure that such URLs cannot be embedded directly into Internet hosted content.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79365

File Name: freebsd_pkg_890b6b2270fa11e491ae5453ed2e2b49.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/21

Modified: 2014/12/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kde-runtime, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kwebkitpart, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8600