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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3286-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability

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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3286-1


    15th May, 2017

    kde4libs vulnerability


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

    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Summary


    KDE-Libs could be made to run programs as an administrator if it received specially crafted input.

    Software description

    • kde4libs - KDE 4 core applications and libraries
    Details


    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.

    Update instructions


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

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
    kdelibs5-plugins 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.5

    To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.

    References




    CVE-2017-8422

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