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USN-1842-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability

29 May 2013

KDE-Libs could be made to expose web credentials.

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Releases

Packages

  • kde4libs - KDE 4 core applications and libraries

Details

It was discovered that KIO would sometimes display web authentication
credentials under certain error conditions. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted web page, an attacker could potentially exploit
this to expose confidential information.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
use KIO from KDE-Libs, such as Konqueror, to make all the necessary changes.

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