Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : kdepimlibs vulnerability (USN-3100-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94044


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


Roland Tapken discovered that the KDE-PIM Libraries incorrectly filtered URLs. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform an HTML injection attack in the KMail plain text viewer.

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 libkpimutils4 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94044

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3100-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/13

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkpimutils4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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: 2016/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7966

OSVDB: 145161

USN: 3100-1