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Red Hat Security Advisory: kdelibs vulnerability for suid-root KDE applications

Jun 07, 2000, 21:49 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 11:04 -0400
From: bugzilla@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
Subject: [RHSA-2000:032-02] kdelibs vulnerability for suid-root KDE applications

                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          kdelibs vulnerability for suid-root KDE applications
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:032-02
Issue date:        2000-06-07
Updated on:        2000-06-07
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          N/A
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

In kdelibs 1.1.2 there are security issues for some applications when they are run suid root.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0 - i386
Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - i386
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - i386

3. Problem description:

In kdelibs 1.1.2, there are security issues with the way some applications perform when they are run suid root. The only application vulnerable is kwintv from Powertools. With our PAM configuration, the suid bit for kwintv is not necessary.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Uvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed
(http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

3757f47ebfcec111e6a63167873653ee 6.2/SRPMS/kwintv-0.7.5-2.src.rpm
72e10bb7dfb96a7c655a7f3db79d47a1 6.2/i386/kwintv-0.7.5-2.i386.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg

8. References: