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USN-2304-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability

31 July 2014

kauth could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

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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.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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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