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Bug 225414 - CVE-2007-0537 Konqueror improper HTML comment rendering
Summary: CVE-2007-0537 Konqueror improper HTML comment rendering
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kdelibs
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Radek Bíba
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-30 15:25 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-08-21 10:47:52 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Demo HTML file. This file should not display an alert dialog. (deleted)
2007-01-30 15:25 UTC, Josh Bressers
no flags Details

Description Josh Bressers 2007-01-30 15:25:27 UTC
A flaw was reported in the way Konqueror processes HTML which contains a comment
used in a certain manner.  It is possible to conduct a cross site scripting flaw
on sites that allow a user to enter HTML comments, which Konqueror will then
parse incorrectly, causing the site to display unintended content.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2007-01-30 15:25:27 UTC
Created attachment 146918 [details]
Demo HTML file.  This file should not display an alert dialog.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2007-01-30 15:29:54 UTC
This flaw also affects RHEL3.  I was unable to reproduce this flaw on RHEL2.1

Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2007-02-02 21:27:02 UTC
I'm lowering the severity of this flaw to low.  Dirk Mueller clarified this
flaw.  It only affects placing comments in the <title> HTML tags.  This
significantly reduces the usefulness of this flaw.

Comment 6 Josh Bressers 2007-04-25 13:49:11 UTC
I'm moving this bug to cover RHEL5, which means that it affects RHEL 3, 4, and 5.

Comment 10 Mark J. Cox 2007-08-21 10:47:52 UTC
Closing as deferred, we may fix this in a future update but do not plan on
fixing due to this issue.  Removing flags as it's not approved for RHEL update
at this time.

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