Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : kde-workspace vulnerabilities (USN-2402-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

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 kde-workspace-bin package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79122 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8651

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