[USN-3042-1] KDE-Libs vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jul 26 19:02:49 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3042-1
July 26, 2016

kde4libs vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


KDE-Libs could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description:
- kde4libs: KDE 4 core applications and libraries


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.


Package Information:

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