KDE metalink file overwrite

kde-metalink-file-overwrite (58629) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

KDE could allow a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files, caused by the improper requesting of download confirmation from the user by KGet. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite arbitrary files on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Temporary-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

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 Insecure File Operation Vulnerability.
  • BID-40141: KDE KGet Security Bypass and Directory Traversal Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-1511: KGet 2.4.2 in KDE SC 4.0.0 through 4.4.3 does not properly request download confirmation from the user, which makes it easier for remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted metalink file.
  • MDVSA-2010:098: kdenetwork4
  • OSVDB ID: 64689: KDE KGet Arbitrary Unacknowledged Download Arbitrary File Overwrite
  • SA39528: KDE KGet Insecure File Operation and Directory Traversal
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023984: KDE KGet Contains File Overwrite and Directory Traversal Bugs
  • VUPEN/ADV-2010-1142: KDE KGet Directory Traversal and File Download Vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2010-1144: Ubuntu Security Update Fixes KDE KGet Two Vulnerabilities

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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