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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] kcheckpass in kdebase (SSA:2005-251-01)
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 15:54:29 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  kcheckpass in kdebase (SSA:2005-251-01)

New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and -current to
fix a security issue with the kcheckpass program.  Earlier versions of
Slackware are not affected.  A flaw in the way the program creates lockfiles
could allow a local attacker to gain root privileges.

For more details about the issue, see:

  http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050905-1.txt
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2494


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz: Patched a security bug in
  kcheckpass that could allow a local user to gain root privileges.
  For more information, see:
    http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050905-1.txt
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2494
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new package:
+----------------------------+

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/kdebase-3.2.3-i486-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/kdebase-3.4.2-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 10.0 package:
89cbad3536bbfba273b2ae77a097ce89  kdebase-3.2.3-i486-3.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
6d2d8c96dc1f5b209b5eb35425ae7952  kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
8b7066a01eb25a8b846d2ac9a5de85e2  kdebase-3.4.2-i486-2.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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