Slackware: kdelibs Multiple vulnerabilities
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Slackware The telnet, rlogin, ssh and mailto URI handlers in KDE do not do sufficient argument checking, allowing improper passing of arguments.

[slackware-security]  kdelibs (SSA:2004-238-01)

New kdelibs packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1 and -current
to fix security issues with URI handling.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0411


Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Mon May 17 19:31:12 PDT 2004
patches/packages/kdelibs-3.1.4-i486-2.tgz:  Patched URI security
  issues.  According to www.kde.org:
    The telnet, rlogin, ssh and mailto URI handlers in KDE do not
    check for '-' at the beginning of the hostname passed, which
    makes it possible to pass an option to the programs started
    by the handlers.
  For more details, see:
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0411
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 9.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/kde/kdelibs-3.1.3a-i386-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/kdelibs-3.1.4-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/kdelibs-3.2.2-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 9.0 package:
554873b76b83e345c2c86a9785199fcf  kdelibs-3.1.3a-i386-2.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
4be0192b1c0c246aa947b625eeb6dfd9  kdelibs-3.1.4-i486-2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
015a0efcd12fb61b6bf78a10e218c0cd  kdelibs-3.2.2-i486-2.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the kdelibs package as root:
# upgradepkg kdelibs-3.1.4-i486-2.tgz


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