Debian Security Advisory DSA 4494-1 (kconfig - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'kconfig' package(s) announced via the DSA-4494-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Dominik Penner discovered that KConfig, the KDE configuration settings framework, supported a feature to define shell command execution in .desktop files. If a user is provided with a malformed .desktop file (e.g. if it's embedded into a downloaded archive and it gets opened in a file browser) arbitrary commands could get executed. This update removes this feature.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'kconfig' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.28.0-2+deb9u1. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 5.54.0-1+deb10u1. We recommend that you upgrade your kconfig packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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