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USN-871-1: KDE vulnerabilities

11 December 2009

KDE vulnerabilities

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Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04

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

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