Mageia 2019-0278: kconfig security update

    Date15 Sep 2019
    CategoryMageia
    301
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated kconfig packages fix security vulnerability: Dominik Penner discovered that KConfig 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
    MGASA-2019-0278 - Updated kconfig packages fix security vulnerability
    
    Publication date: 15 Sep 2019
    URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2019-0278.html
    Type: security
    Affected Mageia releases: 6, 7
    CVE: CVE-2019-14744
    
    Updated kconfig packages fix security vulnerability:
    
    Dominik Penner discovered that KConfig 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
    (CVE-2019-14744).
    
    This update fixes the security issue by removing the shell command feature.
    
    References:
    - https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25250
    - https://kde.org/info/security/advisory-20190807-1.txt
    - https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4494
    - https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-14744
    
    SRPMS:
    - 6/core/kconfig-5.42.0-1.1.mga6
    - 7/core/kconfig-5.57.0-1.1.mga7
    

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