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CVE-2019-14744

Published: 7 August 2019

In KDE Frameworks KConfig before 5.61.0, malicious desktop files and configuration files lead to code execution with minimal user interaction. This relates to libKF5ConfigCore.so, and the mishandling of .desktop and .directory files, as demonstrated by a shell command on an Icon line in a .desktop file.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that KConfig and KDE libraries have a vulnerability where an attacker could hide malicious code under desktop and configuration files.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
kconfig
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.44.0-0ubuntu1.1)
disco
Released (5.56.0-0ubuntu1.1)
eoan Not vulnerable
(5.60.0-0ubuntu2)
focal Not vulnerable
(5.60.0-0ubuntu2)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.60.0-0ubuntu2)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(5.60.0-0ubuntu2)
impish Not vulnerable
(5.60.0-0ubuntu2)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.60.0-0ubuntu2)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial
Released (5.18.0-0ubuntu1.1)
Patches:
upstream: https://phabricator.kde.org/R237:5d3e71b1d2ecd2cb2f910036e614ffdfc895aa22
kde4libs
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4:4.14.38-0ubuntu3.1)
disco
Released (4:4.14.38-0ubuntu6.1)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

xenial
Released (4:4.14.16-0ubuntu3.3)