Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : kde4libs vulnerability (USN-3042-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

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 libkdecore5 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92583 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6232

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