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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] kdebase kdm local file reading vulnerability
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 20:25:02 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  kdebase kdm local file reading vulnerability (SSA:2006-178-01)

New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current
to fix a security issue with KDM (the KDE login manager) which could be
exploited by a local attacker to read any file on the system.

The official KDE security advisory may be found here:
  http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-1.txt

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=CVE-2006-2449


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz:
  Patched a problem with kdm where it could be abused to read any file
  on the system.
  The official KDE security advisory may be found here:
    http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-1.txt
  The CVE entry for this issue may be found here:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2449
  (* 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
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 package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/kdebase-3.2.3-i486-4_slack10.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/kdebase-3.3.2-i486-3_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/kdebase-3.5.3-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.0 package:
70c7adc94a16c3e66a59e0cb4c47c0f2  kdebase-3.2.3-i486-4_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
70b86d1f8412cf4a8d31037a15c288e7  kdebase-3.3.2-i486-3_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
cb89a316532b897454388c004b9aa6ec  kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
57977010882f353df29e5b46bb9ddb74  kdebase-3.5.3-i486-2.tgz


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

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz


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

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