Public Date:
865831: CVE-2012-4515 kdelibs: Use-after-free when context menu being used whilst the document DOM is being changed from within JavaScript

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in khtml/rendering/render_replaced.cpp in Konqueror in KDE 4.7.3, when the context menu is shown, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by accessing an iframe when it is being updated.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4515 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of kdelibs as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kdelibs Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kdelibs Not affected