USN-245-1: KDE library vulnerability

20 January 2006

kdelibs vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


Maksim Orlovich discovered that kjs, the Javascript interpreter engine used by Konqueror and other parts of KDE, did not sufficiently verify the validity of UTF-8 encoded URIs. Specially crafted URIs could trigger a buffer overflow. By tricking an user into visiting a web site with malicious JavaScript code, a remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 5.04

To update your system, please follow these instructions: