Bug 225414 - CVE-2007-0537 Konqueror improper HTML comment rendering
CVE-2007-0537 Konqueror improper HTML comment rendering
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kdelibs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Radek Bíba
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Reported: 2007-01-30 10:25 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-21 06:47:52 EDT
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Demo HTML file. This file should not display an alert dialog. (84 bytes, text/html)
2007-01-30 10:25 EST, Josh Bressers
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Description Josh Bressers 2007-01-30 10:25:27 EST
A flaw was reported in the way Konqueror processes HTML which contains a comment
used in a certain manner.  It is possible to conduct a cross site scripting flaw
on sites that allow a user to enter HTML comments, which Konqueror will then
parse incorrectly, causing the site to display unintended content.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2007-01-30 10:25:27 EST
Created attachment 146918 [details]
Demo HTML file.  This file should not display an alert dialog.
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2007-01-30 10:29:54 EST
This flaw also affects RHEL3.  I was unable to reproduce this flaw on RHEL2.1
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2007-02-02 16:27:02 EST
I'm lowering the severity of this flaw to low.  Dirk Mueller clarified this
flaw.  It only affects placing comments in the <title> HTML tags.  This
significantly reduces the usefulness of this flaw.
Comment 6 Josh Bressers 2007-04-25 09:49:11 EDT
I'm moving this bug to cover RHEL5, which means that it affects RHEL 3, 4, and 5.
Comment 10 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-08-21 06:47:52 EDT
Closing as deferred, we may fix this in a future update but do not plan on
fixing due to this issue.  Removing flags as it's not approved for RHEL update
at this time.

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