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[CLA-2001:378] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - kde2
From: secure () CONECTIVA COM BR
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 14:11:32 -0200

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE   : kde2
SUMMARY   : Password sniffing via kdesu
DATE      : 2001-01-30 14:05:00
ID        : CLA-2001:378
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 6.0

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DESCRIPTION
 "kdesu" is an utility called by some graphic programs when they need
 to execute something as another user, typically root. This utility
 then prompts for the password.
 There is a vulnerability in kdesu which allows for other users on the
 machine to capture that password and thus potencially compromise the
 root account.


SOLUTION
 All KDE2 users should upgrade.


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/kdelibs-2.01-6cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/kdebase-2.01-4cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/kdebase-2.01-4cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/kdebase-devel-2.01-4cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/kdelibs-2.01-6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-2.01-6cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform
 upgrades:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://www.conectiva.com.br/suporte/atualizacoes

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