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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   KDE Konqueror Vendors:   KDE.org
KDE Konqueror Flaw Lets Remote Users Spoof the Address Bar
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018579
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018579
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4224, CVE-2007-4225   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 14 2007
Original Entry Date:  Aug 16 2007
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.5.7 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KDE Konqueror. A remote user can spoof the address bar.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that includes embedded white spaces within the user/password portion of the URL. When the URL is loaded by the target user, the address bar may appear as if the browser is on a different page.

A remote web site can cause the target user's address bar to appear as if the browser has navigated to a different page.

Some demonstration exploits are available at:

http://alt.swiecki.net/konq2.html
http://alt.swiecki.net/konq3.html

Robert Swiecki reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof the address bar.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following patches, available at:

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

For 3.5.7 and newer:

e15d6b5580c5a20ab935f8e553d113e0 post-3.5.7-kdebase-konqueror-2.diff
4c0fb2576875ded606f276421fc49752 post-3.5.7-kdelibs-kdecore-2.diff

For 3.4.2 and newer:

d9a07e8d9a138ef9da90b7af8e35d977 post-3.4.2-kdebase-konqueror.diff

On September 14, 2007, the above listed patches were released as part of an updated advisory, issued to replace the original advisory.

The new KDE advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070914-1.txt

The original KDE advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070816-1.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070914-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 8 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) KDE Konqueror Flaw Lets Remote Users Spoof the Address Bar
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Oct 8 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) KDE Konqueror Flaw Lets Remote Users Spoof the Address Bar
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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