Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : kdeutils vulnerability (USN-1276-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56919
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTim Brown discovered that Ark did not properly perform input validation when previewing archive files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted archive file, an attacker could remove files via directory traversal.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ark package.