Bug 1649420 (CVE-2018-19120) - CVE-2018-19120 kio-extras: HTML Thumbnailer automatic remote file access
Summary: CVE-2018-19120 kio-extras: HTML Thumbnailer automatic remote file access
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2018-19120
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20181112,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1649421
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-11-13 15:16 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2018-11-13 15:17 UTC (History)
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Description Andrej Nemec 2018-11-13 15:16:53 UTC
Various KDE applications share a plugin system to create thumbnails
of various file types for displaying in file managers, file dialogs, etc.

kio-extras contains a thumbnailer plugin for HTML files.

The HTML thumbnailer was incorrectly accessing some content of
remote URLs listed in HTML files. This meant that the owners of the servers
referred in HTML files in your system could have seen in their access logs
your IP address every time the thumbnailer tried to create the thumbnail.

The HTML thumbnailer has been removed in upcoming KDE Applications 18.12.0
because it was actually not creating thumbnails for files at all.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-11-13 15:17:08 UTC
Created kio-extras tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1649421]

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