USN-452-1: KDE library vulnerability

11 April 2007

KDE library vulnerability

Releases

Details

The Qt library did not correctly handle truncated UTF8 strings, which
could cause some applications to incorrectly filter malicious strings.
If a Konqueror user were tricked into visiting a web site containing
specially crafted strings, normal XSS prevention could be bypassed
allowing a remote attacker to steal confidential data.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.5-0ubuntu3.4
  • libqt3-mt - 3:3.3.6-3ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.2-0ubuntu18.4
  • libqt3-mt - 3:3.3.6-1ubuntu6.2
Ubuntu 5.10
  • kdelibs4c2 - 4:3.4.3-0ubuntu2.4
  • libqt3-mt - 3:3.3.4-8ubuntu5.2

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

References