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[CLA-2005:953] Conectiva Security Announcement - kde
From: Conectiva Updates <secure () conectiva com br>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 09:56:53 -0300

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : kde
SUMMARY   : Fixes for multiple KDE security vulnerabilities
DATE      : 2005-05-17 09:56:00
ID        : CLA-2005:953
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 9, 10

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DESCRIPTION
 KDE[1] is a very popular graphical desktop environment available for
 GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
 
 This announcement fixes the following vulnerabilities:
 
 1.Local denial of service vulnerability[2] in DCOP daemon
   A local user can lock up the dcopserver of any other user on the
 same host by stalling the DCOP authentication process. This can cause
 a significant reduction in desktop functionality for the affected
 users including, but not limited to, the inability to browse the
 internet and the inability to start new applications.
 
 2.Homograph vulnerability[3] in Konqueror
   IDN allows a website to use a wide range of international
 characters in its domain name. Unfortunately, some of these
 characters have a strong resemblance to other characters, so called
 homographs. This lack of visual difference can be abused by attackers
 to trick users into visiting malicious websites that resemble a well
 known and trusted website in order to obtain personal information
 such as credit card details.
 
 3.Symlink vulnerability[4] in dcopidlng script
   The dcopidlng script is vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially
 allowing a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files of a user when
 that user compiles KDE or third party KDE applications that use the
 dcopidlng script as part of their build process.
 
 4.Weak input validation vulnerable[5] in kimgio
   kimgio contains a PCX image file format reader that does not
 properly perform input validation. A source code audit performed by
 the KDE security team discovered several vulnerabilities in the PCX
 and other image file format readers, some of them exploitable to
 execute arbitrary code.
 
 5.Arbitraty code execution vulnerability[6] in Kommander
   Kommander executes without user confirmation data files from
 possibly untrusted locations. As they contain scripts, the user might
 accidentally run arbitrary code.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all users of the KDE desktop, including those
 who use other desktop and only use certain KDE components such as
 Konqueror, upgrade their KDE packages.
 
 IMPORTANT: in order to close the vulnerbilities, all KDE applications
 have to be restarted.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1.http://www.kde.org
 2.http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050316-1.txt
 3.http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050316-2.txt
 4.http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050316-3.txt
 5.http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050421-1.txt
 6.http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050420-1.txt


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/SRPMS/kdelibs3-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/SRPMS/kdewebdev-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdewebdev-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kfilereplace-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kimagemapeditor-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/klinkstatus-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/klinkstatus-help-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kommander-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kommander-help-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kxsldbg-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kxsldbg-help-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/quanta-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/quanta-devel-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/quanta-help-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/quanta-reference-css-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/quanta-reference-html-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/quanta-reference-javascript-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/quanta-reference-php-3.3.2-72796U10_3cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kde-base-icons-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdelibs-artsinterface-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdelibs-docbook-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdelibs3-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdelibs3-devel-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdelibs3-devel-static-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdetheme-b3-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdetheme-highcolor-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdetheme-light-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdetheme-marble-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdetheme-qt-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdetheme-riscos-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/kdetheme-system-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/libknewstuff1-3.3.2-63233U10_6cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/kdelibs3-3.1.5-28927U90_7cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/quanta-3.1-27553U90_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/quanta-3.1-27553U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/quanta-doc-3.1-27553U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/quanta-kommander-3.1-27553U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/kdelibs-artsinterface-3.1.5-28927U90_7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/kdelibs-docbook-3.1.5-28927U90_7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/kdelibs3-3.1.5-28927U90_7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/kdelibs3-devel-3.1.5-28927U90_7cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

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

 Detailed instructions regarding 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://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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Copyright (c) 2004 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com

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