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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] kdebase, kdelibs (SSA:2007-264-01)
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 17:42:42 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  kdebase, kdelibs (SSA:2007-264-01)

New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 12.0 to fix security issues.

A long URL padded with spaces could be used to display a false URL in
Konqueror's addressbar, and KDM when used with no-password login could
be tricked into logging a different user in without a password.  This
is not the way KDM is configured in Slackware by default, somewhat
mitigating the impact of this issue.

More details about the issues may be found here:

    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3820
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4224
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4225
    http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070919-1.txt
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4569
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4225


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/kdebase-3.5.7-i486-3_slack12.0.tgz:
  Patched Konqueror to prevent "spoofing" the URL
  (i.e. displaying a URL other than the one associated with the page displayed)
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3820
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4224
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4225
  Patched KDM issue:  "KDM can be tricked into performing a password-less
  login even for accounts with a password set under certain circumstances,
  namely autologin to be configured and "shutdown with password" enabled."
  For more information, see:
    http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070919-1.txt
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4569
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/kdelibs-3.5.7-i486-3_slack12.0.tgz:
  Patched Konqueror's supporting libraries to prevent addressbar spoofing.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4225
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


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

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/kdebase-3.5.7-i486-3_slack12.0.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/kdelibs-3.5.7-i486-3_slack12.0.tgz


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

Slackware 12.0 packages:
467ac64778e2a72334b4ac13ff6f3e98  kdebase-3.5.7-i486-3_slack12.0.tgz
13d4eeb321c922503e8edc49f40e95f4  kdelibs-3.5.7-i486-3_slack12.0.tgz


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

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg kdelibs-3.5.7-i486-3_slack12.0.tgz kdebase-3.5.7-i486-3_slack12.0.tgz


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

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