kdelibs security update

2005-07-27T23:01:30
ID CESA-2005:612
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2005-07-30T04:55:46

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2005:612

kdelibs contains libraries for the K Desktop Environment.

A flaw was discovered affecting Kate, the KDE advanced text editor, and Kwrite. Depending on system settings, it may be possible for a local user to read the backup files created by Kate or Kwrite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-1920 to this issue.

Please note this issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of Kate or Kwrite should update to these errata packages which contains a backported patch from the KDE security team correcting this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-July/024022.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-July/024023.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-July/024032.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-July/024033.html

Affected packages: kdelibs kdelibs-devel

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-612.html