Debian: DSA-3643-1: kde4libs security update

    Date06 Aug 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Andreas Cord-Landwehr discovered that kde4libs, the core libraries for all KDE 4 applications, do not properly handle the extraction of archives with "../" in the file paths. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to overwrite files outside of the
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3643-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    August 06, 2016                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : kde4libs
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-6232
    Debian Bug     : 832620
    
    Andreas Cord-Landwehr discovered that kde4libs, the core libraries
    for all KDE 4 applications, do not properly handle the extraction
    of archives with "../" in the file paths. A remote attacker can
    take advantage of this flaw to overwrite files outside of the
    extraction folder, if a user is tricked into extracting a specially
    crafted archive.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4:4.14.2-5+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4:4.14.22-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your kde4libs packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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