USN-1512-1: KDE PIM vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1512-1

19th 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 version:

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.