KDE -- multiple vulnerabilities

2009-10-30T00:00:00
ID 6F358F5A-C7EA-11DE-A9F3-0030843D3802
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2009-10-30T00:00:00

Description

oCERT reports:

Ark input sanitization errors: The KDE archiving tool, Ark, performs insufficient validation which leads to specially crafted archive files, using unknown MIME types, to be rendered using a KHTML instance, this can trigger uncontrolled XMLHTTPRequests to remote sites. IO Slaves input sanitization errors: KDE protocol handlers perform insufficient input validation, an attacker can craft malicious URI that would trigger JavaScript execution. Additionally the 'help://' protocol handler suffer from directory traversal. It should be noted that the scope of this issue is limited as the malicious URIs cannot be embedded in Internet hosted content. KMail input sanitization errors: The KDE mail client, KMail, performs insufficient validation which leads to specially crafted email attachments, using unknown MIME types, to be rendered using a KHTML instance, this can trigger uncontrolled XMLHTTPRequests to remote sites. The exploitation of these vulnerabilities is unlikely according to Portcullis and KDE but the execution of active content is nonetheless unexpected and might pose a threat.