OpenSUSE Linux update for kconfig, kdelibs4

Published: 2019-08-14
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-14744
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software SUSE Linux Subscribe
Vendor SuSE

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 7.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-14744

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation when processing .desktop and .directory files within the KConfigGroup::readEntry() function. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file or folder, trick the user into opening it and execute arbitrary OS commands with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


1) payload.desktop

[Desktop Entry]

2) .directory

[Desktop Entry]


Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

SUSE Linux: 15

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.