Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : kdepim vulnerability (USN-725-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Kmail did not adequately prevent execution of
arbitrary code when a user clicked on a URL to an executable within an
HTML mail. If a user clicked on a malicious URL and chose to execute
the file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges. This update changes KMail's behavior to instead launch a
helper program to view the file if the user chooses to execute such a
link.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37810 ()

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