kdelibs security update (RHSA-2009-1127)

Original Release Date: June 26, 2009
Last Revised: June 26, 2009
Number: ASA-2009-253
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

The kdelibs packages provide libraries for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

A flaw was found in the way the KDE CSS parser handled content for the CSS "style" attribute. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted CSS equipped HTML page, which once visited by an unsuspecting user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Konqueror. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1698 to this issue.

A flaw was found in the way the KDE HTML parser handled content for the HTML "head" element. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted HTML page, which once visited by an unsuspecting user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Konqueror. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1690 to this issue.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way the KDE JavaScript garbage collector handled memory allocation requests. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted HTML page, which once visited by an unsuspecting user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Konqueror. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1687 to this issue.

More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by RedHat Linux:

2. Avaya System Products using RHEL4 or RHEL5 with kdelibs installed:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Intuity AUDIX LX All Low This advisory will not be addressed by Intuity AUDIX LX.

Recommended Actions:
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place; risk to Avaya's product and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required.

3. Avaya Software-Only Products:

Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.

In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.

Product: Actions:
CVLAN Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.
Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS) Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.
Voice Portal Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the Voice Portal application.
AES 4.x Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the AES application.

Recommended Actions:
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by RedHat Linux.

4. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

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6. Revision History:

V 1.0 - June 26, 2009 - Initial Statement issued.

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