GLSA 200501-16: Konqueror: Java sandbox vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/11/2005 03:50 PM

A konqueror security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Konqueror: Java sandbox vulnerabilities
Date: January 11, 2005
Bugs: #72750
ID: 200501-16

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Synopsis
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The Java sandbox environment in Konqueror can be bypassed to access arbitrary packages, allowing untrusted Java applets to perform unrestricted actions on the host system.

Background
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KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. Konqueror is the KDE web browser and file manager.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdelibs < 3.3.2 >= 3.3.2

Description
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Konqueror contains two errors that allow JavaScript scripts and Java applets to have access to restricted Java classes.

Impact
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A remote attacker could embed a malicious Java applet in a web page and entice a victim to view it. This applet can then bypass security restrictions and execute any command, or access any file with the rights of the user running Konqueror.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs

Note: There is currently no fixed stable version for sparc.

References
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[ 1 ] KDE Security Advisory: Konqueror Java Vulnerability
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041220-1.txt
[ 2 ] CAN 2004-1145
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1145

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200501-16.xml

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2005 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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