George Staikos reported that Konqueror may inadvertently send
authentication credentials to websites other than the intended website in
clear text via the HTTP-referer header when authentication credentials are
passed as part of a URL in the form of http://user:password@host/
We are fixing this with a backported security patch in RHSA-2003:236
Embargoed until July 21st 2003.
Issue was delayed, now public:
Errata RHSA-2003:236 in progress
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.