The Java sandbox environment in Konqueror can be bypassed to access arbitrary packages, allowing untrusted Java applets to perform unrestricted actions on the host system.
|Package||kde-base/kdelibs on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.3.2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.3.2|
KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. Konqueror is the KDE web browser and file manager.
A remote attacker could embed a malicious Java applet in a web page and entice a victim to view it. This applet can then bypass security restrictions and execute any command, or access any file with the rights of the user running Konqueror.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs
January 11, 2005
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