[USN-2402-1] KDE workspace vulnerabilities

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Tue Nov 11 01:29:57 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2402-1
November 11, 2014

kde-workspace vulnerabilities

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.

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  kde-workspace-bin               4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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