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Home » Security Advisories» Ubuntu » KDE-Libs vulnerability

KDE-Libs vulnerability

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3286-1
  • Date: May 15, 2017


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3286-1
May 15, 2017

kde4libs vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
kdelibs5-plugins 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.5

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3286-1
CVE-2017-8422

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde4libs/4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.5


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