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Mandrake: 'kdelibs' excessive permissions Print E-mail
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Mandrake kdelibs created a world-readable temporary file to exchange authentication information and delete it shortly after.

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           kdelibs
Date:                   May 25th, 2001
Original Advisory Date: May 3rd, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:046-1

Affected versions:      8.0
________________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 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.

Update:

 The previous update was missing the /usr/bin/kdeinit_shutdown file.
________________________________________________________________________

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 Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 8.0:
7300d6fa62a35dedcfae1e98f3a24176  8.0/RPMS/arts-2.1.2-2mdk.i586.rpm
7fa4b8b30549f6759e19e3ba6a1c7ff1  8.0/RPMS/kdelibs-2.1.2-2mdk.i586.rpm
13f568dbd3cbc54c7c3f0739272bb314  8.0/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-2.1.2-2mdk.i586.rpm
971a58026f668f640ab2458108dd2041  8.0/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-static-libraries-2.1.2-2mdk.i586.rpm
915e01289e6f81ea643b39c6ac7d8f05  8.0/RPMS/libarts2-2.1.2-2mdk.i586.rpm
e00bdeaaebd88c05fc536a66474f6f56  8.0/RPMS/libarts2-devel-2.1.2-2mdk.i586.rpm
4ff48c1e8599303b3ae9b1ea5432d986  8.0/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.1.2-2mdk.src.rpm
________________________________________________________________________

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
listed at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Linux-Mandrake 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
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
________________________________________________________________________

Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security
________________________________________________________________________

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security@linux-mandrake.com>


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