USN-1512-1: KDE PIM vulnerability

19 July 2012

kdepim vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10


KDE PIM could be made to execute JavaScript if it opened a specially crafted email.

Software Description

  • kdepim - Personal Information Management apps


It was discovered that KDE PIM html renderer incorrectly enabled JavaScript, Java and Plugins. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an email with embedded JavaScript that possibly executes when opened.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
kdepim - 4:4.8.4a-0ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 11.10
kdepim - 4:4.7.4+git111222-0ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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