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Debian: 'Konquerer' XSS Vulnerability

Date 16 Sep 2002
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Users of Konqueror and other KDE software that usesthe KHTML rendering engine may become victim of a cookie stealing andother cross site scripting attacks.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 167-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
September 16th, 2002           

Package        : Konquerer
Vulnerability  : cross site scripting
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
Upstream URL   :

A cross site scripting problem has been discovered in Konquerer, a
famous browser for KDE and other programs using KHTML.  The KDE team
reports that Konqueror's cross site scripting protection fails to
initialize the domains on sub-(i)frames correctly.  As a result,
Javascript is able to access any foreign subframe which is defined in
the HTML source.  Users of Konqueror and other KDE software that uses
the KHTML rendering engine may become victim of a cookie stealing and
other cross site scripting attacks.

This problem has been fixed in version 2.2.2-13.woody.3 for the
current stable distribution (woody) and in version 2.2.2-14 for the
unstable distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is
not affected since it didn't ship KDE.

We recommend that you upgrade your kdelibs package and restart

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:     1353 7ba98d7291f9efd86a78d49b95746838
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38209 9874b6b7c3194b2d60a5ccfdc0f3338d
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6396699 7a9277a2e727821338f751855c2ce5d3

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2563824 664e47f8c565f27197bea6859bfbcdca

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  7532102 afd3176c2d5a9637f4f787f78df1d8c5

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6588580 04397b00c397985a88718a574e9284e8

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  7343154 0587e6aa9287d04258cbf227b411c812

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6618086 c876d1e96c2b9a74475204ed24f651d2

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  8840700 6df3fa7c5535ae6b6d73243bda566be2

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6483574 ea8aee1dd30616aa7940fe1b2c36432e

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6282548 b7d340ace86b5efaa0de13c901ae461b

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6189190 60452a6f2023cf8f6d387aca51f47633

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6726198 44310c3eafd7aaba6828eaac2f3bcb9c

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6663650 f7533d8e7c5a211e8e7449be6f4e0fb0

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6592272 0d40df0e84df75182cf246eae2e743d7

  Please note that the source packages mentioned above produce more
  binary packages than the ones listed above.  They are not relevant
  for the fixed problems, though.

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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