KDE name directory traversal

kde-name-directory-traversal (58628) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

KDE could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by an error in KGet. By persuading a victim to download a specially-crafted metalink file containing directory traversal sequences in the name attribute of a file element, an attacker could create arbitrary files outside the intended directory.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.9
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Temporary-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the KDE SVN Repository. See References.

References:

  • KDE SVN Repository: The KDE Source Repository.
  • KDE Web site: KDE - Latest News.
  • Secunia Research 13/05/2010: KDE KGet metalink "name" Directory Traversal Vulnerability.
  • BID-40141: KDE KGet Security Bypass and Directory Traversal Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-1000: Directory traversal vulnerability in KGet in KDE SC 4.0.0 through 4.4.3 allows remote attackers to create arbitrary files via directory traversal sequences in the name attribute of a file element in a metalink file.
  • MDVSA-2010:098: kdenetwork4
  • OSVDB ID: 64690: KDE KGet file Element name Attribute Traversal Arbitrary File Creation
  • OSVDB ID: 74943: KDE KGet ui/metalinkcreator/metalinker.cpp KGetMetalink::File::isValidNameAttr Function Traversal Arbitrary File Creation
  • SA39528: KDE KGet Insecure File Operation and Directory Traversal
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023984: KDE KGet Contains File Overwrite and Directory Traversal Bugs
  • SUSE-SR:2010:024: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • KDE KDE 4.4.2
  • KDE KGet 2.4.2
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010

Reported:

May 13, 2010

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