Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : kconfig, kde4libs vulnerabilities (USN-4100-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128025
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libkdecore5 and / or libkf5configcore5 packages.