KDE name directory traversal
|kde-name-directory-traversal (58628)||Medium Risk|
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.
Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the KDE SVN Repository. See 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
- VUPEN/ADV-2010-1142: KDE KGet Directory Traversal and File Download Vulnerabilities
- VUPEN/ADV-2010-1144: Ubuntu Security Update Fixes KDE KGet Two Vulnerabilities
- 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
May 13, 2010
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