USN-3286-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3286-1

15th May, 2017

kde4libs vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


KDE-Libs could be made to run programs as an administrator if it received
specially crafted input.

Software description

  • kde4libs
    – KDE 4 core applications and libraries


Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the KDE-Libs Kauth component incorrectly
checked services invoking D-Bus. A local attacker could use this issue to
gain root privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package version:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:


To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.



Source From:
Original article title: USN-3286-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3286-1: KDE-Libs vulnerability.


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