USN-3042-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3042-1
26th July, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
KDE-Libs could be made to overwrite files.
- kde4libs - KDE 4 core applications and libraries
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 15.10:
- libkdecore5 4:4.14.13-0ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- libkdecore5 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.3
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libkdecore5 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.5
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.