GLSA 200601-11 KDE kjs: URI heap overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 01/22/2006 01:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - KDE kjs: URI heap overflow vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200601-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: KDE kjs: URI heap overflow vulnerability
Date: January 22, 2006
Bugs: #118550
ID: 200601-11

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Synopsis
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KDE fails to properly validate URIs when handling javascript,
potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and
Unix-like Operating Systems. kjs is the javascript interpreter used in
Konqueror and other parts of KDE.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdelibs lt; 3.4.3-r1 gt;= 3.4.3-r1

Description
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Maksim Orlovich discovered an incorrect bounds check in kjs when
handling URIs.

Impact
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By enticing a user to load a specially crafted webpage containing
malicious javascript, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running kjs.

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-3.4.3-r1

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0019
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0019
[ 2 ] KDE Security Advisory: kjs encodeuri/decodeuri heap overflow vulnerability
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060119-1.txt

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-200601-11.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 2006 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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