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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - kde2

Jan 31, 2001, 06:40 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 14:11:32 -0200
From: secure@CONECTIVA.COM.BR
To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: [CLA-2001:378] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - kde2


CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT

PACKAGE   : kde2
SUMMARY   : Password sniffing via kdesu
DATE      : 2001-01-30 14:05:00
ID        : CLA-2001:378
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 6.0

DESCRIPTION
"kdesu" is an utility called by some graphic programs when they need to execute something as another user, typically root. This utility then prompts for the password. There is a vulnerability in kdesu which allows for other users on the machine to capture that password and thus potencially compromise the root account.

SOLUTION
All KDE2 users should upgrade.

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.01-6cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/kdebase-2.01-4cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/kdebase-2.01-4cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/kdebase-devel-2.01-4cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/kdelibs-2.01-6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-2.01-6cl.i386.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform upgrades:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade
Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en
All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions on how to import it can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en