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<glsa id="201512-12">
<title>KDE Systemsettings: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>Data validation in KDE Systemsettings could lead to local privilege
<product type="ebuild">systemsettings</product>
<announced>December 30, 2015</announced>
<revised>December 30, 2015: 1</revised>
<package name="kde-base/systemsettings" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.11.13-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">4.11.13-r1</vulnerable>
<p>KDE workspace configuration module for setting the date and time has a
helper program
which runs as root for performing actions.
<p>KDE Systemsettings fails to properly validate user input before passing
it as argument in context of higher privilege.
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could gain privileges via a crafted ntpUtility (ntp
utility name) argument.
<p>Add a polkit rule to disable the action.</p>
<p>All KDE Systemsettings users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
<uri link="">CVE-2014-8651</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 03 Jun 2015 07:50:15 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:52:40 +0000">mrueg</metadata>