ID CVE-2010-1511
Summary KGet 2.4.2 in KDE SC 4.0.0 through 4.4.3 does not properly request download confirmation from the user, which makes it easier for remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted metalink file.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:kde:kget:2.4.2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kget:2.4.2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 2.2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:2.2.0
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 3.5.10
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:3.5.10
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0 alpha1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0:alpha1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0 alpha2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0:alpha2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0 beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0:beta1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0 beta2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0:beta2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0 beta3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0:beta3
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0 beta4
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0:beta4
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0 release candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0:rc1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.0 release candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.0:rc2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.3
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.4
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.0.5
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.0
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.0 alpha1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.0:alpha1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.0 beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.0:beta1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.0 beta2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.0:beta2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.0 release candidate
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.0:rc
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.3
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.4
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.4
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.80
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.80
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.85
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.85
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.1.96
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.1.96
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.2 beta2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.2:beta2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.2 release candidate
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.2:rc
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.2.0
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.2.1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.2.1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.2.2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.2.2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.2.3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.2.3
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.2.4
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.2.4
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.0
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.0 beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.0:beta1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.0 beta3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.0:beta3
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.0 release candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.0:rc1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.0 release candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.0:rc2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.0 release candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.0:rc3
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.3
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.4
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.4
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.3.5
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.3.5
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.0
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.0
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.0 beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.0:beta1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.0 beta2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.0:beta2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.0 release candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.0:rc1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.0 release candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.0:rc2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.0 release candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.0:rc3
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.1
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.2
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.2
  • KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4.3
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kde_sc:4.4.3
CVSS
Base: 6.4 (as of 18-05-2010 - 13:16)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-8547.NASL
    description This update set updates the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC) to KDE SC 4.4.3, which has a number of improvements: * Numerous fixes in Konsole, KDE's terminal emulator, among them two possible crashers in session management * Flash plugin support in KHTML has been enhanced to work with newest Youtube skins * Case-sensitivity in renaming fixes in KIO, KDE's network-transparent I/O library - Hiding the mouse cursor in some special cases in presentation mode and two possible crashers have been fixed and more bugfixes and translation updates. See http://kde.org/announcements/announce-4.4.3.php for more information. In addition, the security issues CVE-2010-1000 and CVE-2010-1511 (improper sanitization of metalink attribute for downloading files) in KGet have been fixed, and Kppp now prompts for the root password instead of failing with a cryptic error when run as a regular user. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-24
    plugin id 47499
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47499
    title Fedora 11 : kde-l10n-4.4.3-1.fc11 / kdeaccessibility-4.4.3-1.fc11.1 / kdeadmin-4.4.3-1.fc11.1 / etc (2010-8547)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-8544.NASL
    description This update set updates the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC) to KDE SC 4.4.3, which has a number of improvements: * Numerous fixes in Konsole, KDE's terminal emulator, among them two possible crashers in session management * Flash plugin support in KHTML has been enhanced to work with newest Youtube skins * Case-sensitivity in renaming fixes in KIO, KDE's network-transparent I/O library - Hiding the mouse cursor in some special cases in presentation mode and two possible crashers have been fixed and more bugfixes and translation updates. See http://kde.org/announcements/announce-4.4.3.php for more information. In addition, the security issues CVE-2010-1000 and CVE-2010-1511 (improper sanitization of metalink attribute for downloading files) in KGet have been fixed, and Kppp now prompts for the root password instead of failing with a cryptic error when run as a regular user. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-24
    plugin id 47498
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47498
    title Fedora 12 : kde-l10n-4.4.3-1.fc12 / kdeaccessibility-4.4.3-1.fc12.1 / kdeadmin-4.4.3-1.fc12.1 / etc (2010-8544)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201412-08.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-08 (Multiple packages, Multiple vulnerabilities fixed in 2010) Vulnerabilities have been discovered in the packages listed below. Please review the CVE identifiers in the Reference section for details. Insight Perl Tk Module Source-Navigator Tk Partimage Mlmmj acl Xinit gzip ncompress liblzw splashutils GNU M4 KDE Display Manager GTK+ KGet dvipng Beanstalk Policy Mount pam_krb5 GNU gv LFTP Uzbl Slim Bitdefender Console iputils DVBStreamer Impact : A context-dependent attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges, execute arbitrary code, cause Denial of Service, obtain sensitive information, or otherwise bypass security restrictions. Workaround : There are no known workarounds at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-05
    plugin id 79961
    published 2014-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79961
    title GLSA-201412-08 : Multiple packages, Multiple vulnerabilities fixed in 2010
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-938-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that KGet did not properly perform input validation when processing metalink files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite files via directory traversal, which could eventually lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2010-1000) It was discovered that KGet would not always wait for user confirmation when downloading metalink files. If a user selected a file to download but did not confirm or cancel the download, KGet would proceed with the download, overwriting any file with the same name. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-1511). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 46336
    published 2010-05-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=46336
    title Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : kdenetwork vulnerabilities (USN-938-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-8577.NASL
    description This update set updates the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC) to KDE SC 4.4.3, which has a number of improvements: * Numerous fixes in Konsole, KDE's terminal emulator, among them two possible crashers in session management * Flash plugin support in KHTML has been enhanced to work with newest Youtube skins * Case-sensitivity in renaming fixes in KIO, KDE's network-transparent I/O library - Hiding the mouse cursor in some special cases in presentation mode and two possible crashers have been fixed and more bugfixes and translation updates. See http://kde.org/announcements/announce-4.4.3.php for more information. In addition, the security issues CVE-2010-1000 and CVE-2010-1511 (improper sanitization of metalink attribute for downloading files) in KGet have been fixed, and Kppp now prompts for the root password instead of failing with a cryptic error when run as a regular user. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-24
    plugin id 47504
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47504
    title Fedora 13 : kde-l10n-4.4.3-1.fc13 / kdeaccessibility-4.4.3-1.fc13.1 / kdeadmin-4.4.3-1.fc13.1 / etc (2010-8577)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2010-098.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and fixed in kget (kdenetwork4) : Directory traversal vulnerability in KGet in KDE SC 4.0.0 through 4.4.3 allows remote attackers to create arbitrary files via directory traversal sequences in the name attribute of a file element in a metalink file (CVE-2010-1000). KGet 2.4.2 in KDE SC 4.0.0 through 4.4.3 does not properly request download confirmation from the user, which makes it easier for remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted metalink file (CVE-2010-1511). Packages for 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program. The corrected packages solves these problems.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 46664
    published 2010-05-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=46664
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kdenetwork4 (MDVSA-2010:098)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-18029.NASL
    description Includes fixes for a security issue in KGet, and login issue for kopete icq plugin ( see http://bugs.kde.org/257008 ) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-20
    plugin id 50847
    published 2010-12-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50847
    title Fedora 12 : kdenetwork-4.4.5-4.fc12 (2010-18029)
refmap via4
bid 40141
bugtraq
  • 20100513 Secunia Research: KDE KGet Insecure File Operation Vulnerability
  • 20100514 Re: Secunia Research: KDE KGet Insecure File Operation Vulnerability
confirm http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20100513-1.txt
fedora FEDORA-2010-18029
misc http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-70/
mlist [oss-security] 20100513 KDENetwork vulnerabilities
osvdb 64689
sectrack 1023984
secunia
  • 39528
  • 39787
ubuntu USN-938-1
vupen
  • ADV-2010-1142
  • ADV-2010-1144
  • ADV-2010-3096
xf kde-metalink-file-overwrite(58629)
Last major update 10-12-2010 - 00:00
Published 17-05-2010 - 17:00
Last modified 10-10-2018 - 15:57
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