Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : kdenetwork vulnerability (USN-1114-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55072
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that KGet did not properly perform input validation when processing metalink files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite files via directory traversal, which could eventually lead to arbitrary code execution.
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SolutionUpdate the affected kget package.