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kdelibs -- konqueror cross-domain cookie injection

Affected packages
kdelibs < 3.2.3_3


VuXML ID 2797b27a-f55b-11d8-81b0-000347a4fa7d
Discovery 2004-08-23
Entry 2004-08-26

According to a KDE Security Advisory:

WESTPOINT internet reconnaissance services alerted the KDE security team that the KDE web browser Konqueror allows websites to set cookies for certain country specific secondary top level domains.

Web sites operating under the affected domains can set HTTP cookies in such a way that the Konqueror web browser will send them to all other web sites operating under the same domain. A malicious website can use this as part of a session fixation attack. See e.g.

Affected are all country specific secondary top level domains that use more than 2 characters in the secondary part of the domain name and that use a secondary part other than com, net, mil, org, gov, edu or int. Examples of affected domains are, and

It should be noted that popular domains such as, and .com are NOT affected.


Bugtraq ID 10991
CVE Name CVE-2004-0746