Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title kconfig security update
Name DSA-4494 First vendor Publication 2019-08-09
Vendor Debian Last vendor Modification 2019-08-09
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 1

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 5.1 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity High
Cvss Expoit Score 4.9 Authentication None Required
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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.

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.

For the detailed security status of kconfig please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/kconfig

Original Source

Url : http://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4494

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-78 Improper Sanitization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1
Os 2

Alert History

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Date Informations
2019-08-15 17:22:17
  • Multiple Updates
2019-08-09 21:18:33
  • First insertion