Ubuntu 4100-1: KConfig and KDE libraries vulnerabilities

    Date19 Aug 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    KConfig and KDE libraries could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4100-1
    August 16, 2019
    
    kconfig, kde4libs vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    KConfig and KDE libraries could be made to crash or run programs if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - kconfig: configuration settings framework for Qt
    - kde4libs: KDE 4 core applications and libraries
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that KConfig and KDE libraries have a vulnerability
    where an attacker could hide malicious code under desktop and
    configuration files. (CVE-2019-14744)
    
    It was discovered that KConfig allows remote attackers to write to
    arbitrary files via a ../ in a filename in an archive file. (CVE-2016-6232)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      libkdecore5                     4:4.14.38-0ubuntu6.1
      libkf5configcore5               5.56.0-0ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libkdecore5                     4:4.14.38-0ubuntu3.1
      libkf5configcore5               5.44.0-0ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libkdecore5                     4:4.14.16-0ubuntu3.3
      libkf5configcore5               5.18.0-0ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4100-1
      CVE-2016-6232, CVE-2019-14744
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kconfig/5.56.0-0ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde4libs/4:4.14.38-0ubuntu6.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kconfig/5.44.0-0ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde4libs/4:4.14.38-0ubuntu3.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kconfig/5.18.0-0ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde4libs/4:4.14.16-0ubuntu3.3
    
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