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USN-938-1: KDENetwork vulnerabilities

13 May 2010




It was discovered that KGet did not properly perform input validation when
processing metalink files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted
metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite files via directory
traversal, which could eventually lead to arbitrary code execution.

It was discovered that KGet would not always wait for user confirmation
when downloading metalink files. If a user selected a file to download
but did not confirm or cancel the download, KGet would proceed with the
download, overwriting any file with the same name. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-1511)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.