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USN-725-1: KMail vulnerability

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/26/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/26/2009
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

It was discovered that Kmail did not adequately prevent execution of arbitrarycode when a user clicked on a URL to an executable within an HTML mail. If auser clicked on a malicious URL and chose to execute the file, a remoteattacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This update changesKMail's behavior to instead launch a helper program to view the file if theuser chooses to execute such a link. The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version: To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades. After a standard system upgrade you need to restart KMail to effectthe necessary changes. LP: 332069

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-kmail

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