DescriptionKMail since version 5.3.0 used a QWebEngine based viewer that had JavaScript enabled. Since the generated html is executed in the local file security context by default access to remote and local URLs was enabled.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
kf5-messagelib (PTS)buster4:18.08.3-2fixed
sid, trixie4:22.12.3-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
kf5-messagelibsource(unstable)(not affected)


- kf5-messagelib <not-affected> (Doesn't use qtwebengine, see bug #853241)
Fixed by: (16.11.80)
The issue is mitigated with the fixes applied for CVE-2016-7966, and a
user protected from this CVE by only viewing plain text mails.

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