Debian LTS: DLA-1890-1: kde4libs security update

    Date18 Aug 2019
    CategoryDebian LTS
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Dominik Penner discovered a flaw in how KConfig interpreted shell commands in desktop files and other configuration files. An attacker may trick users into installing specially crafted files which could then be used to execute arbitrary code, e.g. a file manager trying to find out
    
    Package        : kde4libs
    Version        : 4:4.14.2-5+deb8u3
    CVE ID         : CVE-2019-14744
    Debian Bug     : 934268
    
    Dominik Penner discovered a flaw in how KConfig interpreted shell
    commands in desktop files and other configuration files. An attacker may
    trick users into installing specially crafted files which could then be
    used to execute arbitrary code, e.g. a file manager trying to find out
    the icon for a file or any application using KConfig. Thus the entire
    feature of supporting shell commands in KConfig entries has been
    removed.
    
    For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
    4:4.14.2-5+deb8u3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your kde4libs packages.
    
    Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
    
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