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Debian: DSA-3643-1: kde4libs security update

Date 06 Aug 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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