Konqueror Download Dialog Source Spoofing

Secunia Advisory: SA13717

Critical: Less critical

Impact: Spoofing

Where: From remote

Solution Status: Unpatched

Software: Konqueror 3.x

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Konqueror, which can be exploited by malicious people to spoof the source displayed in the Download Dialog box.

The problem is that long sub-domains and paths aren’t displayed correctly, which therefore can be exploited to obfuscate what is being displayed in the source field and title bar of the Download Dialog box.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in Konqueror versions 3.2.2 and 3.3.1. Other versions may also be affected.

Solution: Do not follow download links from untrusted sources.”

Full article: Secunia Advisory: SA13717