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MDKSA-2004:022 - Updated kdelibs packages fix cookie theft vulnerability
From: Mandrake Linux Security Team <security () linux-mandrake com>
Date: 10 Mar 2004 16:37:48 -0000

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                 Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           kdelibs
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:022
 Date:                   March 10th, 2004

 Affected versions:      9.1

 Problem Description:

 Corsaire discovered that a number of HTTP user agents contained a flaw
 in how they handle cookies.  This flaw could allow an attacker to 
 avoid the path restrictions specified by a cookie's originator.
 According to their advisory:
 "The cookie specifications detail a path argument that can be used to
 restrict the areas of a host that will be exposed to a cookie.  By
 using standard traversal techniques this functionality can be
 subverted, potentially exposing the cookie to scrutiny and use in
 further attacks."
 This issue was fixed in KDE 3.1.3; the updated packages are patched to
 protect against this vulnerability.



 Updated Packages:
 Mandrakelinux 9.1:
 14bd813799d4891d520d1f8e7a525476  9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.3.91mdk.i586.rpm
 924fc0bec108f94236c97d640774f8c5  9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-common-3.1-58.3.91mdk.i586.rpm
 28bfd2897fb91fadcba14864c5ab85fa  9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.1-58.3.91mdk.i586.rpm
 a02c4dc06c2122241fe2e4abc77e1c67  9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-3.1-58.3.91mdk.i586.rpm
 00230239edea7418aa01897d23f5dd07  9.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.3.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.1/PPC:
 7f42212e4e4198af1460865f585a15cf  ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.3.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 d3db934d1ad9b0e9e04e9fab43b7f0c9  ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-common-3.1-58.3.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 71b0d44138e874d8089298594a7e30a8  ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.1-58.3.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 318a821a280404541a929b8d3d55339e  ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-3.1-58.3.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 00230239edea7418aa01897d23f5dd07  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.3.91mdk.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

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 All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98

 Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

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