USN-502-1: KDE vulnerabilities

26 August 2007

kdebase, kdelibs vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • kdebase
  • kdelibs


It was discovered that Konqueror could be tricked into displaying incorrect URLs. Remote attackers could exploit this to increase their chances of tricking a user into visiting a phishing URL, which could lead to credential theft.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.6-0ubuntu14.1
konqueror - 4:3.5.6-0ubuntu20.2
Ubuntu 6.10
kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.5-0ubuntu3.5
konqueror - 4:3.5.5-0ubuntu3.5
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.2-0ubuntu18.5
konqueror - 4:3.5.2-0ubuntu27.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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