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USN-3042-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability

26 July 2016

KDE-Libs could be made to overwrite files.

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Releases

Packages

  • kde4libs - KDE 4 core applications and libraries

Details

Andreas Cord-Landwehr discovered that KDE-Libs incorrectly handled
extracting certain archives. If a user were tricked into extracting a
specially-crafted archive, a remote attacker could use this issue to
overwrite arbitrary files out of the extraction directory.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-4100-1: kdelibs5-plugins, libkprintutils4, libkf5configcore5, libkrossui4, libkunitconversion4, libkhtml5, kdelibs5-data, libkmediaplayer4, libkde3support4, libkparts4, libktexteditor4, libknewstuff3-4, libkimproxy4, libkfile4, libkf5config-dev, libkntlm4, kconfig, libkdecore5, libkemoticons4, libkutils4, libplasma3, libkdeui5, kdelibs5-dev, libkf5config-dev-bin, libknotifyconfig4, libknewstuff2-4, libthreadweaver4, libkdewebkit5, libkjsembed4, libkf5config-bin, libsolid4, libkidletime4, kdelibs-bin, libkdesu5, libkjsapi4, libkrosscore4, libkio5, libkf5config-data, libkf5configgui5, libkcmutils4, kdoctools, libkf5config-bin-dev, libkdnssd4, libkpty4, kde4libs, libkdeclarative5, libkf5config-doc