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    Gentoo: GLSA-201908-07: KDE KConfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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    A vulnerablity has been found in KDE KConfig that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201908-07
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: KDE KConfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
         Date: August 15, 2019
         Bugs: #691858
           ID: 201908-07
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    A vulnerablity has been found in KDE KConfig that could allow a remote
    attacker to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    Provides an advanced configuration system.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  kde-frameworks/kconfig     < 5.60.0-r1              >= 5.60.0-r1 
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    A vulnerability was discovered in KDE KConfig's handling of .desktop
    and .directory files.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    An attacker could entice a user to execute a specially crafted .desktop
    or .directory file possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
    with the privileges of the process.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All KConfig users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=kde-frameworks/kconfig-5.60.0-r1"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2019-14744
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-14744
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-07
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
    License
    =======
    
    Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).
    
    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
    
    

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