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USN-452-1: KDE library vulnerability

11 April 2007

KDE library vulnerability



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

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