Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 16:10:14 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <email@example.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:046-2 - kdelibs update
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
Package name: kdelibs
Date: June 18th, 2001
Original Advisory Date: May 3rd, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:046-2
Affected versions: 8.0
A problem exists with the kdesu component of kdelibs. It created a
world-readable temporary file to exchange authentication information
and delete it shortly after. This can be abused by a local user to
gain access to the X server and could result in a compromise of the
account that kdesu would access.
The previous update broke sound support under KDE. This update
resolves the problem.
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
Mandrake Linux 8.0:
Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".
You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Mandrake Linux 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/RPMS/". Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
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