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Secunia Research: KDE KGet Insecure File Operation Vulnerability
From: Secunia Research <remove-vuln () secunia com>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 15:18:54 +0200

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                     Secunia Research 13/05/2010

         - KDE KGet Insecure File Operation Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* KDE 4.4.2 (KGet 2.4.2)

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Not critical
Impact: Security bypass
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"KGet is the download manager for KDE".

Product Link:
http://www.kde.org/applications/internet/kget/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in KDE, which can be 
exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security features.

The vulnerability is caused by KGet downloading files without the 
user's acknowledgment, overwriting existing files of the same name 
when displaying a dialog box that allows a user to choose the file to
download out of the options offered by a metalink file.

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5) Solution 

Apply patches for the 4.3 and 4.4 branches committed to the KDE 
Subversion repository.

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6) Time Table 

30/04/2010 - Vendor notified.
02/05/2010 - Vendor response.
13/05/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Stefan Cornelius, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2010-1511 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

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Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-70/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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