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USN-871-2: KDE 4 vulnerabilities

11 December 2009

KDE 4 vulnerabilities




USN-871-1 fixed vulnerabilities in KDE. This update provides the
corresponding updates for KDE 4.

This update also fixes a directory traversal flaw in KDE when processing
help:// URLs. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10.

Original advisory details:

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

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