Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : kconfig, kde4libs vulnerabilities (USN-4100-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128025


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


It was discovered that KConfig and KDE libraries have a vulnerability where an attacker could hide malicious code under desktop and configuration files. (CVE-2019-14744)

It was discovered that KConfig allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a ../ in a filename in an archive file.

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.


Update the affected libkdecore5 and / or libkf5configcore5 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128025

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4100-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/20

Updated: 2020/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdecore5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkf5configcore5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6232, CVE-2019-14744

USN: 4100-1