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Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated kdelibs fixing security problem and memory leaks available

Apr 30, 2001, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
Date:         Mon, 30 Apr 2001 13:35:00 -0400
From: bugzilla@REDHAT.COM
Subject:      [RHSA-2001:059-03] Updated kdelibs packages fixing security
              problem and memory leaks available

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated kdelibs packages fixing security problem and memory leaks available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:059-03
Issue date:        2001-04-25
Updated on:        2001-04-30
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          kdelibs kdesu temporary files memory leak khtml

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1. Topic:

Updated kdelibs packages fixing a security problem, some memory leaks and some minor bugs are available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

kdesu 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 can result in a compromise of the account kdesu accesses.

This update also fixes memory leaks in Konqueror (khtml) and KDebug, as well as some minor bugs.

kdelibs 2.2alpha1 includes those fixes, as well; if you're using the experimental package from rawhide or ftp ftp.kde.org, you don't need to downgrade to the errata package for security reasons.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory only contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.

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

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.1.2-1.src.rpm i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/i386/kdelibs-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/i386/kdelibs-devel-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/i386/kdelibs-sound-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/i386/kdelibs-sound-devel-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/i386/arts-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm 7. Verification: MD5 sum Package Name

9fd12f46b7f9006ee36e1c36ad34bc3b 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.1.2-1.src.rpm
776f704f89ba037f5d8025fcb202e8f8 7.1/en/os/i386/arts-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
bc716253964a9326525f5394e4c553ee 7.1/en/os/i386/kdelibs-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
829279a3912de8918d0f1df6874477ad 7.1/en/os/i386/kdelibs-devel-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
48d0c913b9a674b77d15a495e9285e92 7.1/en/os/i386/kdelibs-sound-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
f5ab95a8f2e4822ec78fac2b477e605c 7.1/en/os/i386/kdelibs-sound-devel-2.1.2-1.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 <filename>

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 <filename>

8. References:

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