USN-3100-1: KDE-PIM Libraries vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3100-1

12th October, 2016

kdepimlibs vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

KMail could be made to run HTML if it opened a specially crafted email.

Software description

  • kdepimlibs – the KDE PIM libraries

Details

Roland Tapken discovered that the KDE-PIM Libraries incorrectly filtered
URLs. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform an HTML injection
attack in the KMail plain text viewer.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libkpimutils4 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2016-7966

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