USN-871-1: KDE vulnerabilities
11 December 2009
- kdelibs -
A buffer overflow was found in the KDE libraries when converting a string
to a floating point number. If a user or application linked against kdelibs
were tricked into processing crafted input, an attacker could cause a
denial of service (via application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0689)
It was discovered that the KDE libraries could use KHTML to process an
unknown MIME type. If a user or application linked against kdelibs were
tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could potentially trigger
XMLHTTPRequests to remote sites.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect
the necessary changes.
- USN-915-1: thunderbird