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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:09:28 +0100
From: Tim Brown <timb@...-dimension.org.uk>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Universal XSS in Rekonq

Hi guys,

Can a CVE be assigned for the universal XSS in Rekonq 
(https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=217464).  Essentially, the error page 
displayed when a requested URL is not available includes said URL.  If said 
URL includes HTML fragments these will be rendered in the context of the 
requested URL.  If you request something like 
http://wontresolve.twitter.com/"><script>alert(document.cookies)</script> then 
you may very well snare your Twitter cookies.

Originally when I reported this bug to the Rekonq developers, it was a very 
small project without much following, however Rekonq is starting to make its 
way into multiple distros so I thought it was probably time to flag it up.

Quick history:
05/12/09 Reported by me against Rekonq 0.4
05/12/09 Added note that it also appears to affect Qt's demo browser
05/12/09 KDE patch kwebkitpart
07/12/09 Confirmed by Rekonq developers
13/04/10 Reported resolved by developers
14/07/10 Retested on 0.5 and found still to be vulnerable

Cheers,
Tim
-- 
Tim Brown
<mailto:timb@...-dimension.org.uk>
<http://www.nth-dimension.org.uk/>

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