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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:56:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: Tim Brown <>, coley <>
Subject: Re: Universal XSS in Rekonq

Please use CVE-2010-2536



----- "Tim Brown" <> wrote:

> 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 
> 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
> <>
> <>

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