KDE kpf icon could allow an attacker to view files

kpf-icon-view-files (10347) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


kpf could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing "?icon=/" to view files outside the Web root directory.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of KDE (3.0.4 or later), as listed in the KDE Security Advisory 2002-10-08. See References.

— OR —

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in the KDE Security Advisory 2002-10-08. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • KDE K Desktop Environment (KDE) 3.0.1
  • KDE K Desktop Environment (KDE) 3.0.3a
  • KDE kpf
  • RedHat Linux 7.2
  • RedHat Linux 7.3
  • RedHat Linux 8.0


Oct 11, 2002

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