USN-2414-1: KDE-Runtime vulnerability

24 November 2014

kde-runtime vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


KDE-Runtime could be made to run arbitrary javascript.

Software Description

  • kde-runtime - runtime components from the official KDE release


Tim Brown and Darron Burton discovered that KDE-Runtime incorrectly handled input validation. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary javascript.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
kde-runtime - 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.3

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.