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RedHat: Important: kdelibs security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated kdelibs packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kdelibs security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:325-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-325.html
Issue date:        2005-03-23
Updated on:        2005-03-23
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0237 CAN-2005-0365 CAN-2005-0396
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1. Summary:

Updated kdelibs packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

The kdelibs package provides libraries for the K Desktop Environment.

The International Domain Name (IDN) support in the Konqueror browser
allowed remote attackers to spoof domain names using punycode encoded
domain names.  Such domain names are decoded in URLs and SSL certificates
in a way that uses homograph characters from other character sets, which
facilitates phishing attacks. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0237 to this issue.

Sebastian Krahmer discovered a flaw in dcopserver, the KDE Desktop
Communication Protocol (DCOP) daemon.  A local user could use this flaw to
stall the DCOP authentication process, affecting any local desktop users
and causing a reduction in their desktop functionality.  The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2005-0396 to this issue.

A flaw in the dcopidlng script was discovered. The dcopidlng script would
create temporary files with predictable filenames which could allow local
users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CAN-2005-0365 to this issue.

Users of KDE should upgrade to these erratum packages which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

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

147405 - CAN-2005-0237 homograph spoofing
148822 - CAN-2005-0365 dcopidlng insecure temporary file usage
150090 - CAN-2005-0396 kdelibs DCOP DoS

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.src.rpm
6ccf8717107ecc6d72b35704aaa9e07e  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.src.rpm

i386:
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
1af694976c9994ff3bc42b04ed122684  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm

ia64:
aeac4b10cefa2eb651331da7d7543688  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.ia64.rpm
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
86c14fcc2971949ae7d2bf6d4dc64ceb  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.ia64.rpm

ppc:
d7b5bea6a04c878784dcbf7753cd0b41  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.ppc.rpm
b42f3377c51e8de4370f41daec826078  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.ppc64.rpm
63f50dac91194f9964f7c6cfad306be5  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.ppc.rpm

s390:
69622bbacd11c294bd01e98434a5b13b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.s390.rpm
e54406f8e75005d869539b701bddbe4f  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.s390.rpm

s390x:
6898fa8e5397b0c634a88f09872cd348  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.s390x.rpm
69622bbacd11c294bd01e98434a5b13b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.s390.rpm
65d18f1af50501dd67c477ea4e1fc3a5  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
1a99bb1ca25663786baca88582364276  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.x86_64.rpm
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
918fbe7a0df8853c16213e9cc85311ca  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.src.rpm
6ccf8717107ecc6d72b35704aaa9e07e  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.src.rpm

i386:
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
1af694976c9994ff3bc42b04ed122684  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm

x86_64:
1a99bb1ca25663786baca88582364276  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.x86_64.rpm
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
918fbe7a0df8853c16213e9cc85311ca  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.src.rpm
6ccf8717107ecc6d72b35704aaa9e07e  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.src.rpm

i386:
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
1af694976c9994ff3bc42b04ed122684  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm

ia64:
aeac4b10cefa2eb651331da7d7543688  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.ia64.rpm
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
86c14fcc2971949ae7d2bf6d4dc64ceb  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
1a99bb1ca25663786baca88582364276  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.x86_64.rpm
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
918fbe7a0df8853c16213e9cc85311ca  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.src.rpm
6ccf8717107ecc6d72b35704aaa9e07e  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.src.rpm

i386:
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
1af694976c9994ff3bc42b04ed122684  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm

ia64:
aeac4b10cefa2eb651331da7d7543688  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.ia64.rpm
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
86c14fcc2971949ae7d2bf6d4dc64ceb  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
1a99bb1ca25663786baca88582364276  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.x86_64.rpm
105b9b5875503e735f0ee528b98b503b  kdelibs-3.3.1-3.6.i386.rpm
918fbe7a0df8853c16213e9cc85311ca  kdelibs-devel-3.3.1-3.6.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050316-3.txt
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050316-2.txt
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050316-1.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0237
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0365
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0396

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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