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    Debian: DSA-4494-1: kconfig security update

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    Dominik Penner discovered that KConfig, the KDE configuration settings framework, supported a feature to define shell command execution in .desktop files. If a user is provided with a malformed .desktop file (e.g. if it's embedded into a downloaded archive and it gets opened in
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4494-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    August 09, 2019                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : kconfig
    CVE ID         : CVE-2019-14744
    
    Dominik Penner discovered that KConfig, the KDE configuration settings
    framework, supported a feature to define shell command execution in
    .desktop files. If a user is provided with a malformed .desktop file
    (e.g. if it's embedded into a downloaded archive and it gets opened in
    a file browser) arbitrary commands could get executed. This update
    removes this feature.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
    in version 5.28.0-2+deb9u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.54.0-1+deb10u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your kconfig packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of kconfig please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/kconfig
    
    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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