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[ GLSA 200408-13 ] kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 23:08:16 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200408-13
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues
      Date: August 12, 2004
      Bugs: #60068
        ID: 200408-13

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Synopsis
========

KDE contains three security issues that can allow an attacker to
compromise system accounts, cause a Denial of Service, or spoof
websites via frame injection.

Background
==========

KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux
and Unix-like Operating Systems.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  kde-base/kdebase     < 3.2.3-r1                       >= 3.2.3-r1
  2  kde-base/kdelibs     < 3.2.3-r1                       >= 3.2.3-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

KDE contains three security issues:

* Insecure handling of temporary files when running KDE applications
  outside of the KDE environment

* DCOPServer creates temporary files in an insecure manner

* The Konqueror browser allows websites to load webpages into a
  target frame of any other open frame-based webpage

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to create or overwrite
files with the permissions of another user, compromise the account of
users running a KDE application and insert arbitrary frames into an
otherwise trusted webpage.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of kdebase.

Resolution
==========

All KDE users should upgrade to the latest versions of kdelibs and
kdebase:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1"
    # emerge ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1"

    # emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1"
    # emerge ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] KDE Advisory: Temporary Directory Vulnerability
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-1.txt
  [ 2 ] KDE Advisory: DCOPServer Temporary Filename Vulnerability
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-2.txt
  [ 3 ] KDE Advisory: Konqueror Frame Injection Vulnerability
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-3.txt

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-13.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0
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