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Ubuntu: New KDE utils packages fix security vulnerabilities

Tim Brown discovered that Ark did not properly perform input validation when previewing archive files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted archive file, an attacker could remove files via directory traversal. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1276-1
November 21, 2011

kdeutils vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Ark could be made to remove files.

Software Description:
- kdeutils: KDE general-purpose utilities

Details:

Tim Brown discovered that Ark did not properly perform input validation
when previewing archive files. If a user were tricked into opening a
crafted archive file, an attacker could remove files via directory
traversal.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
 ark                             4:4.7.1-0ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 11.04:
 ark                             4:4.6.5-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 10.10:
 ark                             4:4.5.5-0ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 ark                             4:4.4.5-0ubuntu1.2

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.

NOTE: In order to build KDE Utilities on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 10.10 and 11.04, it
was necessary to rebuild portions of the KDE point release updates.

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1276-1
 CVE-2011-2725

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdeutils/4:4.7.1-0ubuntu3.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdeutils/4:4.6.5-0ubuntu1.2
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdeutils/4:4.5.5-0ubuntu2.2
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdeutils/4:4.4.5-0ubuntu1.2
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