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USN-3286-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability

15 May 2017

KDE-Libs could be made to run programs as an administrator if it received specially crafted input.

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Releases

Packages

  • kde4libs - KDE 4 core applications and libraries

Details

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the KDE-Libs Kauth component incorrectly
checked services invoking D-Bus. A local attacker could use this issue to
gain root privileges.

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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

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

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