CVE-2019-14744

Published: 07 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
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(5.60.0-0ubuntu2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.60.0-0ubuntu2)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.44.0-0ubuntu1.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (5.18.0-0ubuntu1.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Patches:
Upstream: https://phabricator.kde.org/R237:5d3e71b1d2ecd2cb2f910036e614ffdfc895aa22
kde4libs
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4:4.14.38-0ubuntu3.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4:4.14.16-0ubuntu3.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage