RedHat 6.x: kdelibs vulnerability
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RedHat Linux kdelibs vulnerability for suid-root KDE applications
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                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          kdelibs vulnerability for suid-root KDE applications
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:032-02
Issue date:        2000-06-07
Updated on:        2000-06-07
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          N/A
Cross references:  N/A
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1. Topic:

In kdelibs 1.1.2 there are security issues for some applications when they are 
run suid root.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0 - i386
Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - i386
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - i386

3. Problem description:

In kdelibs 1.1.2, there are security issues with the way some applications 
perform when they are run suid root. The only application vulnerable is kwintv 
from Powertools. With our PAM configuration, the suid bit for kwintv is not 
necessary.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Uvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

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

N/A

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:

intel:
ftp://ftp.Red Hat.com/Red Hat/updates/powertools/6.2/i386/kwintv-0.7.5-2.i386.rpm

sources:
ftp://ftp.Red Hat.com/Red Hat/updates/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/kwintv-0.7.5-2.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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3757f47ebfcec111e6a63167873653ee  6.2/SRPMS/kwintv-0.7.5-2.src.rpm
72e10bb7dfb96a7c655a7f3db79d47a1  6.2/i386/kwintv-0.7.5-2.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:
    http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

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 

8. References:

N/A