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SuSE Security Announcement: Package: kreatecd < 0.3.8b

Apr 05, 2000, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc Heuse)

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 22:05:02 +0200 (MEST)
From: Marc Heuse marc@suse.de
Subject: [suse-security-announce] SuSE Security Announcement - kreatecd


SuSE Security Announcement

Package: kreatecd < 0.3.8b
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 20:00:12 GMT

Affected SuSE versions: 6.4
Vulnerability Type: local root compromise
SuSE default package: no
Other affected systems: all unix systems using kreatecd


A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update 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

kreatecd is a KDE tool used to burn cd-roms. An exploitable buffer overflow was found in this tool.

2. Impact

Local users may gain root privilige.

3. Solution

Update the package from our FTP server, or remove the suid bit from this tool. ("chmod u-s /opt/kde/bin/kreatecd")


Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:
742ed57b8bfb022d4e3755e417612272 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.4/kpa1/kreatecd-0.3.8b-0.alpha.rpm 
09cbe9a08cf2b0d5d5d0b1963c3edbcd ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/kpa1/kreatecd-0.3.8b-0.i386.rpm 
e59c71fa6ae5cf59af9aa1bdce89b015 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.4/kpa1/kreatecd-0.3.8b-0.ppc.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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