USN-115-1: Kommander vulnerability

4 May 2005

kdewebdev vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


Eckhart W�rner discovered that Kommander opens files from remote and possibly untrusted locations without user confirmation. Since Kommander files can contain scripts, this would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the file.

The updated Kommander will not automatically open files from remote locations, and files which do not end with “.kmdr” any more.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.04

To update your system, please follow these instructions: