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<glsa id="200601-11">
<title>KDE kjs: URI heap overflow vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
KDE fails to properly validate URIs when handling javascript, potentially
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">KDE</product>
<announced>January 22, 2006</announced>
<revised>January 22, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>118550</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="kde-base/kdelibs" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.4.3-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.4.3-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
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.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Maksim Orlovich discovered an incorrect bounds check in kjs when
handling URIs.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs-3.4.3-r1</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0019">CVE-2006-0019</uri>
<uri link="http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060119-1.txt">KDE Security Advisory: kjs encodeuri/decodeuri heap overflow vulnerability</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 20 Jan 2006 06:30:56 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 21 Jan 2006 13:57:57 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
</glsa>