Linux Security
    Linux Security
    Linux Security

    KDE rips out ability for KConfig to run shell code

    Posted By
    LS Hmepg 337x500 11

    The feature that a researcher discovered could be used to execute malicious code had no actual use case.

    KDE has fixed a vulnerability within its KDE Framework that allowed formalicious code executionsimply by viewing a .desktop file, by removing the feature being exploited altogether.

    Earlier this week, a security researcher Dominik Penner published a proof of concept that showed how users could be compromised simply by viewing a malicious .desktop file, which is typically used to show an icon for a file or directory, in the KDE file browser.

    The link for this article located at ZDNet is no longer available.


    LinuxSecurity Poll

    Have you ever used tcpdump for network troubleshooting or debugging?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 2 answer(s).
    [{"id":"125","title":"Yes","votes":"43","type":"x","order":"1","pct":82.69,"resources":[]},{"id":"126","title":"No ","votes":"9","type":"x","order":"2","pct":17.31,"resources":[]}] ["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"] ["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"] 350


    bottom 200

    Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
    Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.