A vulnerability has been reported in KDE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
KGet does not properly sanitise the "name" attribute of the "file" element of metalink files before using it to download files. If a user is tricked into downloading from a specially crafted metalink file, this can be exploited to download files to directories outside of the intended download directory via directory traversal attacks.
Note: This is caused due to an incomplete fix for SA39528.
The vulnerability is reported in version 4.6.2. Other versions may also be affected.
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Subject: KDE KGet Directory Traversal Vulnerability
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