USN-2304-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability

31 July 2014

kauth could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Releases

Packages

  • kde4libs - KDE 4 core applications and libraries

Details

It was discovered that kauth was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit
authorizations.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References