Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

USN-871-2: KDE 4 vulnerabilities

Back to Search

USN-871-2: KDE 4 vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/10/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

USN-871-1 fixed vulnerabilities in KDE. This update provides thecorresponding updates for KDE 4. This update also fixes a directory traversal flaw in KDE when processinghelp:// URLs. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10. Original advisory details: It was discovered that the KDE libraries could use KHTML to process an unknown MIME type. If a user or application linked against kdelibs were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could potentially trigger XMLHTTPRequests to remote sites. The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version: To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades. After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effectthe necessary changes. LP: 495301

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-kdelibs5

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;