GLSA-201908-07 : KDE KConfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 127956

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201908-07 (KDE KConfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A vulnerability was discovered in KDE KConfig’s handling of .desktop and .directory files.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to execute a specially crafted .desktop or .directory file possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All KConfig users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-frameworks/kconfig-5.60.0-r1'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-07

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 127956

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201908-07.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2019/08/20

Updated: 2019/08/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kconfig, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14744

GLSA: 201908-07