[KDE Security Advisory] kjs encodeuri/decodeuri heap overflow
Posted on: 01/20/2006 01:41 AM

KDE Security Advisory: kjs encodeuri/decodeuri heap overflow vulnerability
Original Release Date: 2006-01-19
URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060119-1.txt

0. References

1. Systems affected:

KDE 3.2.0 up to including KDE 3.5.0

2. Overview:

Maksim Orlovich discovered an incorrect bounds check in kjs,
the JavaScript interpreter engine used by Konqueror and other
parts of KDE, that allows a heap based buffer overflow
when decoding specially crafted UTF-8 encoded URI sequences.

3. Impact:

Remotely supplied Javascript code can perform a heap overflow
and crash the web browser or execute arbitrary code.

4. 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.

5. Patch:

Patch for KDE 3.4.0 - 3.5.0 is available from

ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

ecc0ec13ce3b06e94e35aa8e937e02bf post-3.4.3-kdelibs-kjs.diff

Patch for KDE 3.2.0 - 3.3.2 is available from

ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

9bca9b44ca2d84e3b2f85ffb5d30e047 post-3.2.3-kdelibs-kjs.diff

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