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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KDE Vendors:   KDE.org
KDE Bugs Let Remote Users Cause XMLHttpRequests to Be Issued or JavaScript to Be Executed
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023118
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023118
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 30 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.3.3
Description:   Some vulnerabilities were reported in KDE. A user can cause arbitrary XMLHttpRequests to be generated. A user can cause arbitrary JavaScript to be executed.

A remote user can create a specially crafted archive file that, when processed by the target user with the KDE Ark tool, will issue XMLHttpRequests to arbitrary sites.

A remote user can create a specially crafted e-mail attachment that, when processed by the KMail client, will issue XMLHttpRequests to arbitrary sites.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URI that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary JavaScript.

A user can create a specially crafted 'help://' URI that, when loaded by the target user, can access files on the target system.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2009-015.html

Impact:   A remote user can create a file or e-mail attachment that, when loaded by the target user, will issue XMLHttpRequests to arbitrary sites.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URI that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary JavaScript.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.3.3).

Also, a patch (a2f49aa8879a7e33bd271236514e5aac xmlhttprequest_3.x.diff) for the XMLHttpRequest issue for KDE 3.5.5 - KDE 3.5.10 is available at:

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

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20091027-1.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20091027-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

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