KDE Security Advisory: Konqueror Cross-Domain Cookie Injection

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2004-08-25T00:00:00



KDE Security Advisory: Konqueror Cross-Domain Cookie Injection Original Release Date: 2004-08-23 URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040823-1.txt

  1. References

  2. Systems affected:

    KDE versions up to KDE 3.2.3 inclusive. KDE 3.3 is not affected.
  3. Overview:

    WESTPOINT internet reconnaissance services alerted the KDE
    security team that the KDE web browser Konqueror allows websites
    to set cookies for certain country specific secondary top level
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CAN-2004-0746 to this issue.
  4. Impact:

    Web sites operating under the affected domains can set HTTP
    cookies in such a way that the Konqueror web browser will send them
    to all other web sites operating under the same domain.
    A malicious website can use this as part of a session fixation
    attack. See e.g. http://www.acros.si/papers/session_fixation.pdf
    Affected are all country specific secondary top level domains that
    use more than 2 characters in the secondary part of the domain name
    and that use a secondary part other than com, net, mil, org, gov, 
    edu or int. Examples of affected domains are .ltd.uk, .plc.uk and
    It should be noted that popular domains such as .co.uk, .co.in
    and .com are NOT affected.
  5. Solution:

    Source code patches have been made available which fix these
    vulnerabilities. Contact your OS vendor / binary package provider
    for information about how to obtain updated binary packages.
  6. Patch:

    Patches for KDE 3.0.5b are available from
    ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

3d83e3235d608176f47d84abdf78e96e post-3.0.5b-kdelibs-kcookiejar.patch

    Patches for KDE 3.1.5 are available from
    ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

eec46dc123742c23819bd4c396eb87b6 post-3.1.5-kdelibs-kcookiejar.patch

    Patches for KDE 3.2.3 are available from
    ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

ca12b078c7288ce9b2653e639a5b3ee0 post-3.2.3-kdelibs-kcookiejar.patch

  1. Time line and credits:
    16/07/2004 Vulnerability discovered by WESTPOINT
    20/07/2004 KDE Security Team alerted
    20/07/2004 Patches created
    05/08/2004 Vendors notified
    23/08/2004 Public advisory

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (GNU/Linux)

iD8DBQFBJyPmN4pvrENfboIRApMgAJwKuhGdpZ/p8Q+q65ciZ+3m9jwb0wCeJGu4 QC3wYjYfsJ7Ek5FyqGIoyjI= =V9jM -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----