Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : kde-runtime vulnerability (USN-2414-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79430


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Tim Brown and Darron Burton discovered that KDE-Runtime incorrectly handled input validation. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary javascript.

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 kde-runtime package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79430

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2414-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/25

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kde-runtime, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8600

BID: 71190

USN: 2414-1