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:

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
Mon May 17 19:31:12 PDT 2004
patches/packages/kdelibs-3.1.4-i486-2.tgz:  Patched URI security
  issues.  According to
    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:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

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:

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


Slackware Linux Security Team