kdebase kdm local file reading vulnerability

2006-06-27T20:25:02
ID SSA-2006-0627202502
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2006-06-27T20:25:02

Description

New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security issue with KDM (the KDE login manager) which could be exploited by a local attacker to read any file on the system.

The official KDE security advisory may be found here: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-1.txt

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2449

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz: Patched a problem with kdm where it could be abused to read any file on the system. The official KDE security advisory may be found here: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-1.txt The CVE entry for this issue may be found here: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2449 ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com? Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab (http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/kdebase-3.2.3-i486-4_slack10.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/kdebase-3.3.2-i486-3_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/kdebase-3.5.3-i486-2.tgz

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package: 70c7adc94a16c3e66a59e0cb4c47c0f2 kdebase-3.2.3-i486-4_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package: 70b86d1f8412cf4a8d31037a15c288e7 kdebase-3.3.2-i486-3_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package: cb89a316532b897454388c004b9aa6ec kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package: 57977010882f353df29e5b46bb9ddb74 kdebase-3.5.3-i486-2.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz