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USN-872-1: KDE 4 Runtime vulnerabilities

11 December 2009

KDE 4 Runtime vulnerabilities




It was discovered that the KIO subsystem of KDE did not properly perform
input validation when processing help:// URIs. If a user or KIO application
processed a crafted help:// URI, an attacker could trigger JavaScript
execution or access files via directory traversal.

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.