Ubuntu 3042-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability

    Date26 Jul 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
    96
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    KDE-Libs could be made to overwrite files.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3042-1
    July 26, 2016
    
    kde4libs vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    KDE-Libs could be made to overwrite files.
    
    Software Description:
    - kde4libs: KDE 4 core applications and libraries
    
    Details:
    
    Andreas Cord-Landwehr discovered that KDE-Libs incorrectly handled
    extracting certain archives. If a user were tricked into extracting a
    specially-crafted archive, a remote attacker could use this issue to
    overwrite arbitrary files out of the extraction directory.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      libkdecore5                     4:4.14.13-0ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libkdecore5                     4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.3
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libkdecore5                     4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.5
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3042-1
      CVE-2016-6232
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde4libs/4:4.14.13-0ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde4libs/4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde4libs/4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.5
    
    
    
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