Bug 840626 - (CVE-2012-3413) CVE-2012-3413 kdepim: message viewer defaults to enabling java, javascript, and plugins
CVE-2012-3413 kdepim: message viewer defaults to enabling java, javascript, a...
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 840627
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Reported: 2012-07-16 13:55 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2013-04-11 17:42 EDT (History)
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Description Vincent Danen 2012-07-16 13:55:56 EDT
It was reported [1],[2] that kdepim enabled Java, JavaScript, and plugin support by default.  This could allow for the execution of Java/JavaScript or the loading of remote images in KMail's rendering of HTML email.  This has been fixed upstream [3].

The code in question looks as though it was only introduced in kdepim 4.4, which means that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and earlier are not affected by this.  No CVE has been assigned as of yet.

[1] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/07/13/3
[2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdepim/+bug/1022690
[3] http://commits.kde.org/kdepim/dbb2f72f4745e00f53031965a9c10b2d6862bd54
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-07-16 13:57:36 EDT
Created kdepim tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 840627]
Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2012-07-16 13:58:51 EDT
I've asked upstream for confirmation as to when this was introduced:

Comment 3 Ngo Than 2012-07-17 06:43:29 EDT
this issue was committed in december 2000 

but it's first included in 4.6.0 stable release, so this issue is not affected in rhel =< 6 but in f16,f17 and rawhide.
Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2012-07-17 12:03:04 EDT
That's right, according to upstream's response, this was added in 4.6 or 4.7:



Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of kdepim as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6.
Comment 6 Vincent Danen 2012-07-17 15:43:53 EDT
This was assigned the name CVE-2012-3413:

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-07-19 04:56:43 EDT
kdepim-4.8.4-4.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-07-26 18:33:38 EDT
kdepim-4.8.4-4.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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