KDE KMail HTML Email Information Spoofing

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2811


The remote host is running a vulnerable email client.


The remote client is running Kmail, an email client for Unix and Unix-like operating systems. This version is vulnerable to a content-parsing flaw within the HTML handlers. Specifically, a client with HTML enabled may be sent a malicious email that is able to overlap portions of the displayed email. This can be used to convince users to perform web-based tasks that have unexpected results.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2811

File Name: 2811.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2005/04/11

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1100

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:W/RC:ND


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.6


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:W/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0404

BID: 13085