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[GLSA-200501-18] KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-18
(KDE FTP KIOslave: Command injection)


The FTP KIOslave fails to properly parse URL-encoded newline
characters.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary FTP commands on the
server and due to similiarities between the FTP and the SMTP protocol,
this vulnerability also permits a possible hacker to connect to a SMTP server
and issue arbitrary commands, for example sending an email.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050101-1.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1165


Solution:
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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