KDE sc up to 4.6.1 KHTMLPart::htmlError cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in KDE sc up to 4.6.1. This affects the function KHTMLPart::htmlError. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. This is going to have an impact on integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the KHTMLPart::htmlError function in khtml/khtml_part.cpp in Konqueror in KDE SC 4.4.0 through 4.6.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the URI in a URL corresponding to an unavailable web site.

The weakness was released 04/18/2011 as Bug 695398 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2011-1168. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 75546 (openSUSE Security Update : kdelibs4 (openSUSE-SU-2011:0480-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155421 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for kdelibs (ELSA-2011-0464)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (66697) and Tenable (75546). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 56849.






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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 75546
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : kdelibs4 (openSUSE-SU-2011:0480-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 69581
OpenVAS Name: Slackware Advisory SSA:2011-101-02 kdelibs
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Vendor: kde.org

Advisory: Bug 695398
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-1168 (🔍)

X-Force: 66697
Vulnerability Center: 31173 - KDE SC 4.4.0-4.6.1 Remote Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 47304
Secunia: 44065

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/02/2021 07:49 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (62), 03/21/2017 11:51 AM (7), 11/02/2021 07:41 PM (5), 11/02/2021 07:49 PM (1)
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