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KDE kjs: URI heap overflow vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200601-11 / KDE
Release Date January 22, 2006
Latest Revision January 22, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
kde-base/kdelibs < 3.4.3-r1 >= 3.4.3-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #118550


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

2.  Impact Information


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.


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


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs-3.4.3-r1

4.  References


Page updated January 22, 2006

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