Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : kde4libs vulnerability (USN-3042-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92583


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


Andreas Cord-Landwehr discovered that KDE-Libs incorrectly handled extracting certain archives. If a user were tricked into extracting a specially crafted archive, a remote attacker could use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files out of the extraction directory.

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 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92583

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3042-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/27

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdecore5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6232

OSVDB: 141593

USN: 3042-1