USN-420-1: KDE library vulnerability

6 February 2007

kdelibs vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


Jose Avila III and Robert Tasarz discovered that the KDE HTML library did not correctly parse HTML comments inside the “title” tag. By tricking a Konqueror user into visiting a malicious website, an attacker could bypass cross-site scripting protections.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.5-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.2-0ubuntu18.2
Ubuntu 5.10
kdelibs4c2 - 4:3.4.3-0ubuntu2.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.