[USN-2402-1] KDE workspace vulnerabilities
jamie at canonical.com
Tue Nov 11 01:29:57 UTC 2014
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2402-1
November 11, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
KDE workspace could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
- kde-workspace: KDE Plasma Workspace components
David Edmundson discovered that the KDE Clock KCM policykit helper did not
properly guard against untrusted input. Under certain circumstances, a
process running under the user's session could exploit this to run
programs as the administrator.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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