Debian Security Advisory

DSA-459-1 kdelibs -- cookie path traversal

Date Reported:
10 Mar 2004
Affected Packages:
kdelibs, kdelibs-crypto
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 9841.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0592.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in KDE where the path restrictions on cookies could be bypassed using encoded relative path components (e.g., "/../"). This means that a cookie which should only be sent by the browser to an application running at /app1, the browser could inadvertently include it with a request sent to /app2 on the same server.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in kdelibs version 4:2.2.2-6woody3 and kdelibs-crypto version 4:2.2.2-13.woody.9.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem was fixed in kdelibs version 4:3.1.3-1.

We recommend that you update your kdelibs and kdelibs-crypto packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.