Bug 81166 - Security issues in KDE
Summary: Security issues in KDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kdebase
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-06 12:30 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-23 10:42:44 UTC
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Description Mark J. Cox 2003-01-06 12:30:19 UTC
In some instances KDE fails to properly quote parameters of
instructions passed to a command shell for execution. 

These parameters may incorporate data such as URLs, filenames and e-mail
addresses, and this data may be provided remotely to a victim in an e-mail, a
webpage or files on a network filesystem or other untrusted source. 

By carefully crafting such data an attacker might be able to execute arbitary
commands on a vulnerable sytem using the victim's account and privileges.

Comment 1 Than Ngo 2003-01-21 09:27:07 UTC
errata is in progress

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-23 10:42:44 UTC
This was fixed by http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-003.html which came out

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-04-24 15:55:44 UTC
I'm a little confused.

This vulnerability corresponds to:

So it's been fixed in 2.1AS, but what about RH 7.{0,1,2}?

There was a KDE update:


but it doesn't list CAN-2002-1393 as being fixed.  

So it looks like 1393 is a valid issue for RH 7.{0,1,2}
that isn't in Bugzilla.  Or am I missing something?

Comment 4 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-24 16:00:10 UTC
Yes, Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0 are vulnerable to CAN-2002-1393.  An
update that fixes this, and other vulnerabilities, is in progress and will be
available shortly.

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