GLSA 200703-10 KHTML: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability
Posted on: 03/11/2007 02:30 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - KHTML: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: KHTML: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability
Date: March 10, 2007
Bugs: #165606
ID: 200703-10

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Synopsis
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The KHTML component shipped with the KDE libraries is prone to a
cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

Background
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KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and
Unix-like Operating Systems. KHTML is the HTML 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; 3.5.5-r8 gt;= 3.5.5-r8

Description
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The KHTML code allows for the execution of JavaScript code located
inside the "Title" HTML element, a related issue to the Safari error
found by Jose Avila.

Impact
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When viewing a HTML page that renders unsanitized attacker-supplied
input in the page title, Konqueror and other parts of KDE will execute
arbitrary JavaScript code contained in the page title, allowing for the
theft of browser session data or cookies.

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 "gt;=kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.5-r8"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-0537
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0537
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-0478
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0478

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-200703-10.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 2007 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/2.5



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