Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1114-1
April 18, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 9.10
An attacker could overwrite files owned by the user if KGet opened a
crafted metalink file.
- kdenetwork: networking applications for KDE 4
It was discovered that KGet did not properly perform input validation when
processing metalink files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted
metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite files via directory
traversal, which could eventually lead to arbitrary code execution.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart KGet to make all the