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Mandrake: 'kdelibs' Privacy escalation vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake Due to a security engineering oversight, the SSL library from KDE, which Konqueror uses, doesn't check whether an intermediate certificate for a connection is signed by the certificate authority as safe for the purpose, but accepts it when it is signed.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
________________________________________________________________________

Package name:           kdelibs
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:058
Date:                   September 9th, 2002
Affected versions:      8.1, 8.2
________________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered in KDE's SSL implementation in that it
 does not check the basic constraints on a certificate and as a result
 may accept certificates as valid that were signed by an issuer who is
 not authorized to do so.  This can lead to Konqueror and other SSL-
 enabled KDE software falling victim to a man-in-the-middle attack
 without being aware of the invalid certificate.  This will trick users
 into thinking they are on a secure connection with a valid site when
 in fact the site is different from that which they intended to
 connect to.

 This is fixed in KDE 3.0.3, and the KDE team provided a patch for
 KDE 2.2.2.  This patch has been applied to the following packages.

 After upgrading kdelibs, you must restart KDE in order for the fix to
 work.
________________________________________________________________________

References:

  http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20020818-1.txt
________________________________________________________________________

Updated Packages:

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 59e07a902775fa12e7e9e712270626e2  8.1/RPMS/arts-2.2.1-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 2f3aa85203be22528059e0689c9a216a  8.1/RPMS/kdelibs-2.2.1-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 0e51a89a084d75d4315248fa01ded952  8.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-2.2.1-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 0a06fe260a9598c0783f59666a7658d7  8.1/RPMS/kdelibs-sound-2.2.1-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 147d35f45ecc4729fa6217345df526e1  8.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-2.2.1-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 583da993496f36c5c0f6710f5905639a  8.1/RPMS/libarts2-2.2.1-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 86928a0b4a3aa0c7a41461166760e524  8.1/RPMS/libarts2-devel-2.2.1-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 155c8190d9cc9c64c5989d0aada188fd  8.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.2.1-5.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 f9b2cc29cf756af97cbf286d97d6fefb  ia64/8.1/RPMS/arts-2.2.1-5.2mdk.ia64.rpm
 b7e524fe0a9f05afd527b11b139e00cb  ia64/8.1/RPMS/kdelibs-2.2.1-5.2mdk.ia64.rpm
 ef2c379830806fca349904bc9e74c905  ia64/8.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-2.2.1-5.2mdk.ia64.rpm
 58a3d638d22dd880a6bd12defee780a7  ia64/8.1/RPMS/kdelibs-sound-2.2.1-5.2mdk.ia64.rpm
 773397b0613dee9caa8911a6867f5dc8  ia64/8.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-2.2.1-5.2mdk.ia64.rpm
 72f4993f1854f2e8967f5610dd11c431  ia64/8.1/RPMS/libarts2-2.2.1-5.2mdk.ia64.rpm
 640e1ebc2a54a6b92fa78f9c0edf0cc9  ia64/8.1/RPMS/libarts2-devel-2.2.1-5.2mdk.ia64.rpm
 155c8190d9cc9c64c5989d0aada188fd  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.2.1-5.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 4285bef1ff018f7daa375d51ffd38aa4  8.2/RPMS/arts-2.2.2-48.1mdk.i586.rpm
 981fd5d9d73f63960c1c84e36e8c012c  8.2/RPMS/kdelibs-2.2.2-48.1mdk.i586.rpm
 910f9a99101076af2eeb2a195d4e8de7  8.2/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-2.2.2-48.1mdk.i586.rpm
 93d7c56dbd235d49d87610de699b54a0  8.2/RPMS/kdelibs-sound-2.2.2-48.1mdk.i586.rpm
 61d5d895b11ae7bb4d5317dcf8cea6b7  8.2/RPMS/libarts2-2.2.2-48.1mdk.i586.rpm
 2df99b1aea65a9ca2d12a817a50581d9  8.2/RPMS/libarts2-devel-2.2.2-48.1mdk.i586.rpm
 ac2a31f2e0a6b1d97ad6cebddd568273  8.2/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.2.2-48.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
 9f483a97b6e9fd553198da5dce58d662  ppc/8.2/RPMS/arts-2.2.2-48.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 37b10fecf6009404354ffe521c04f9da  ppc/8.2/RPMS/kdelibs-2.2.2-48.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 843095c9c931d386fea23b4d59add9c2  ppc/8.2/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-2.2.2-48.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 ba6e239c18f640e988da184f0550d241  ppc/8.2/RPMS/kdelibs-sound-2.2.2-48.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 7a0e12d4475c090e1204145a264297ac  ppc/8.2/RPMS/libarts2-2.2.2-48.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 20c775055485cd9f23ba454b4b53d086  ppc/8.2/RPMS/libarts2-devel-2.2.2-48.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 ac2a31f2e0a6b1d97ad6cebddd568273  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.2.2-48.1mdk.src.rpm
________________________________________________________________________

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

________________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

  https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
visiting:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
________________________________________________________________________

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


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