This bug was fixed in the package kde4libs - 4:4.14.38-0ubuntu6.1

kde4libs (4:4.14.38-0ubuntu6.1) disco-security; urgency=medium

  * SECURITY UPDATE: malicious .desktop files (and others) would execute
    code (LP: #1839432).
    - debian/patches/CVE-2019-14744.patch: remove support for $(...) in
      config keys with [$e] marker.
    - debian/patches/kdelibs-4.14.38-openssl-1.1.patch: Make kssl compile
      against OpenSSL 1.1.0
    - CVE-2019-14744

 -- Paulo Flabiano Smorigo <>  Mon, 12 Aug 2019
10:53:32 -0300

** Changed in: kde4libs (Ubuntu Disco)
       Status: New => Fix Released

** Changed in: kde4libs (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: New => Fix Released

** CVE added:

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  [CVE] malicious .desktop files (and others) would execute code

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