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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:09:28 +0100
From: Tim Brown <>
Subject: Universal XSS in Rekonq

Hi guys,

Can a CVE be assigned for the universal XSS in Rekonq 
(  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"><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

Tim Brown

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