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SuSE Security Announcement: Package: kmulti <= 1.1.2

May 29, 2000, 18:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Biege)

Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 18:12:58 +0200 (MEST)
From: Thomas Biege thomas@suse.de
To: suse-security-announce@suse.com
Subject: [suse-security-announce] SuSE Security Announcement: kmulti


                        SuSE Security Announcement

        Package:  kmulti <= 1.1.2
        Date:     Mon May 29 17:44:28 MEST 2000

        Affected SuSE versions: 6.1-6.4
        Vulnerability Type:     local root compromise
        SuSE default package:   no
        Other affected systems: all unix systems using kdemultimedia and
                                setting kscd setgid disk

A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update it as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.

Please note that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only. There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of the update package.


1. Problem Description

The KDE CD player kscd is setgid disk to be able to access the device file of the CDROM. To perform some action kscd calls the unix command shell specified in the environment variable SHELL with the privileges of group disk.

2. Impact

An adversary could set SHELL to his own program to get local root access to the system by writing directly to the raw HDD device.

3. Solution

Update the package from our FTP server.


Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing: (For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)

AXP:
817852e77080ecb444cb3ab9d0e6f52d
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/kde1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.alpha.rpm
bf3ea6a10793225d5468efa72efb13cb
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/zq1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.src.rpm
8e1cc62cf437c43eca044562637d9ea3
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/kde1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.alpha.rpm
61dc0c2588a707ec9ba1c6be00aac58c
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/zq1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.src.rpm
45e951b3b14435a1c1ab89d3e4e5df1d
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.4/kde1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.alpha.rpm
a70b356603227e1a0e49d0eeab934ad8
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.4/zq1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.src.rpm

i386:
d4c6bc55edbb9aa4da76b2d9b186e6a9
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/kde1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.i386.rpm
9ac324e3a9bb1794280d8175f5762d5d
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/zq1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.src.rpm
f8318113abdde6e2a9118db63d50a550
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/kde1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.i386.rpm
18d5fc80412db2dc70770d9b175180d9
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/zq1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.src.rpm
43f1febe8dc5502132246b8ad977db54
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/kde1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.i386.rpm
bce686afd6186c9cb9816ccf95744040
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/zq1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.src.rpm
4a14b88f9b6f80c8ffcf4b82750d7bfb
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/kde1/kmulti-1.1.2-140.i386.rpm
de787463851f38b69e576cf8de7d9309
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/zq1/kmulti-1.1.2-140.src.rpm

PPC:
3de7429a24620ca2b7e61f799478e2b8
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.4/kde1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.ppc.rpm
444e9ffc4fbc643deb208c45bcb31725
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.4/zq1/kmulti-1.1.2-141.src.rpm


You can find updates on our ftp-Server:

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html

Our webpage for patches:
http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

Our webpage for security announcements:
http://www.suse.de/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact security@suse.de


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