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USN-4100-1: KConfig and KDE libraries vulnerabilities

16 August 2019

KConfig and KDE libraries could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • kconfig - configuration settings framework for Qt
  • kde4libs - KDE 4 core applications and libraries

Details

It was discovered that KConfig and KDE libraries have a vulnerability
where an attacker could hide malicious code under desktop and
configuration files. (CVE-2019-14744)

It was discovered that KConfig allows remote attackers to write to
arbitrary files via a ../ in a filename in an archive file. (CVE-2016-6232)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-3042-1: libkmediaplayer4, libknewstuff2-4, libktexteditor4, libkdeclarative5, libkemoticons4, libkidletime4, kdelibs5-plugins, kde4libs, libkntlm4, libkdewebkit5, libkfile4, libkcmutils4, libkdesu5, libkimproxy4, libkjsapi4, kdelibs5-dev, libplasma3, libnepomukquery4a, libsolid4, libkrosscore4, libkrossui4, libkdeui5, kdelibs5-data, libkdecore5, libknewstuff3-4, kdelibs-bin, libknotifyconfig4, libnepomukutils4, libkjsembed4, libthreadweaver4, libkde3support4, libkparts4, libkunitconversion4, libkprintutils4, libkpty4, libkdnssd4, libnepomuk4, libkhtml5, libkutils4, kdoctools, libkio5