[USN-3286-1] KDE-Libs vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon May 15 13:37:59 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3286-1
May 15, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
KDE-Libs could be made to run programs as an administrator if it received
specially crafted input.
- kde4libs: KDE 4 core applications and libraries
Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the KDE-Libs Kauth component incorrectly
checked services invoking D-Bus. A local attacker could use this issue to
gain root privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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