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  Severity: Normal
     Title: kdelibs, kdebase: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: December 19, 2004
      Bugs: #72804, #73869
        ID: 200412-16

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Synopsis
========

kdelibs and kdebase contain a flaw allowing password disclosure when
creating a link to a remote file. Furthermore Konqueror is vulnerable
to window injection.

Background
==========

KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and
Unix-like Operating Systems. The KDE core libraries (kdebase and
kdelibs) provide native support for many protocols. Konqueror is the
KDE web browser and filemanager.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  kde-base/kdelibs     < 3.3.2-r1                      *>= 3.2.3-r4
                                                          *>= 3.3.1-r2
                                                           >= 3.3.2-r1
  2  kde-base/kdebase     < 3.3.2-r1                      *>= 3.2.3-r3
                                                          *>= 3.3.1-r2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

Daniel Fabian discovered that the KDE core libraries contain a flaw
allowing password disclosure by making a link to a remote file. When
creating this link, the resulting URL contains authentication
credentials used to access the remote file (CAN 2004-1171).

The Konqueror webbrowser allows websites to load webpages into a window
or tab currently used by another website (CAN-2004-1158).

Impact
======

A malicious user could have access to the authentication credentials of
other users depending on the file permissions.

A malicious website could use the window injection vulnerability to
load content in a window apparently belonging to another website.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r4"

All kdebase users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r3"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] KDE Security Advisory: plain text password exposure
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041209-1.txt
  [ 2 ] CAN 2004-1171
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1171
  [ 3 ] KDE Security Advisory: Konqueror Window Injection Vulnerability
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041213-1.txt
  [ 4 ] CAN 2004-1158
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1158

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200412-16.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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