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USN-871-1: KDE vulnerabilities

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http://www.ubuntu.com – Referenced CVEs:  CVE-2009-0689 Description:  =========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-871-1 December 11, 2009 kdelibs vulnerabilities CVE-2009-0689 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 Ubuntu 9.04 Ubuntu 9.10 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: kdelibs4c2a 4:3.5.10-0ubuntu1~hardy1.5 Ubuntu 8.10: kdelibs4c2a 4:3.5.10-0ubuntu6.4 Ubuntu 9.04: kdelibs4c2a 4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-1ubuntu8.4 Ubuntu 9.10: kdelibs4c2a 4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-2ubuntu7.2 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: A buffer overflow was found in the KDE libraries when converting a string to a floating point number. If a user or application linked against kdelibs were tricked into processing crafted input, an attacker could cause a denial of service (via application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0689) It was discovered that the KDE libraries could use KHTML to process an unknown MIME type. If a user or application linked against kdelibs were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could potentially trigger XMLHTTPRequests to remote sites. (Distributions)