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Mandrake A vulnerability in Konqueror was discovered where it could inadvertently send authentication credentials to websites other than the intended site in clear text via the HTTP-referer header when authentication credentials are passed as part of a URL in the form http://user:password@host/.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           kdelibs
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:079
Date:                   July 31st, 2003

Affected versions:	9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

 A vulnerability in Konqueror was discovered where it could
 inadvertently send authentication credentials to websites other than
 the intended site in clear text via the HTTP-referer header when
 authentication credentials are passed as part of a URL in the form
 The provided packages have a patch that corrects this issue.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 b8bc8c31085b3953081b68e84563eafb  corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5a-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 2c202cd237dd49f4f722c5566bd987cc  corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.0.5a-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 fbdd8d3ee582d77450254a7e20c5edf5  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5a-1.3mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 a57625bd5ba6e06c4bbd6c0a9a31338e  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5-2.1mdk.x86_64.rpm
 05c01ebdeed267aa9a45201880907fb9  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.0.5-2.1mdk.x86_64.rpm
 72279bba0e9901ddd8d17d7db35998ef  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5-2.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 b8bc8c31085b3953081b68e84563eafb  9.0/RPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5a-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 2c202cd237dd49f4f722c5566bd987cc  9.0/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.0.5a-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 fbdd8d3ee582d77450254a7e20c5edf5  9.0/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5a-1.3mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 407505c85c575715048509488bcf9137  9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.2mdk.i586.rpm
 52921509997a7688377a6000d00711b7  9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-common-3.1-58.2mdk.i586.rpm
 3ab334a2170fe9bd8fc035327d0ff178  9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.1-58.2mdk.i586.rpm
 7c5f0501a362ac2c89e3ea8ef882990a  9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-3.1-58.2mdk.i586.rpm
 ee3757404d902cfe682f0da6e7fbebd0  9.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 e7092f9cf6c55fc0a7008e04e01e6d2c  ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.2mdk.ppc.rpm
 3db061e6d33b8f6c52450d81bfdd8350  ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-common-3.1-58.2mdk.ppc.rpm
 310c9f897ec102364c4c3cdcd316489e  ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.1-58.2mdk.ppc.rpm
 759658ab119a0f16ea1d159e2e5a1f04  ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-3.1-58.2mdk.ppc.rpm
 ee3757404d902cfe682f0da6e7fbebd0  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.2mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

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

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

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

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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