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Security Advisory Updated kdelibs packages fixing security problem and memory leaks available

Advisory: RHSA-2001:059-03
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2001-04-25
Last updated on: 2001-04-30
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.1
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2001-0496

Details

Updated kdelibs packages fixing a security problem, some memory leaks and
some minor bugs are available.

kdesu created a world-readable temporary file to exchange authentication
information and delete it shortly after. This can be abused by a local
user to gain access to the X server and can result in a compromise of the
account kdesu accesses.

This update also fixes memory leaks in Konqueror (khtml) and KDebug, as
well as some minor bugs.

kdelibs 2.2alpha1 includes those fixes, as well; if you're using the
experimental package from rawhide or ftp.kde.org, you don't need to
downgrade to the errata package for security reasons.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains
the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
kdelibs-2.1.2-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:235
    MD5: 9fd12f46b7f9006ee36e1c36ad34bc3b
 
IA-32:
arts-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:235
    MD5: 776f704f89ba037f5d8025fcb202e8f8
kdelibs-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:235
    MD5: bc716253964a9326525f5394e4c553ee
kdelibs-devel-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:235
    MD5: 829279a3912de8918d0f1df6874477ad
kdelibs-sound-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:235
    MD5: 48d0c913b9a674b77d15a495e9285e92
kdelibs-sound-devel-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:235
    MD5: f5ab95a8f2e4822ec78fac2b477e605c
 

References


Keywords

khtml


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