GLSA 200408-13: kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues
Posted on: 08/12/2004 04:51 PM

Updated kdebase, kdelibs are available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues
Date: August 12, 2004
Bugs: #60068
ID: 200408-13

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Synopsis
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KDE contains three security issues that can allow an attacker to compromise system accounts, cause a Denial of Service, or spoof websites via frame injection.

Background
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KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdebase < 3.2.3-r1 >= 3.2.3-r1
2 kde-base/kdelibs < 3.2.3-r1 >= 3.2.3-r1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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KDE contains three security issues:

* Insecure handling of temporary files when running KDE applications outside of the KDE environment

* DCOPServer creates temporary files in an insecure manner

* The Konqueror browser allows websites to load webpages into a target frame of any other open frame-based webpage

Impact
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An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to create or overwrite files with the permissions of another user, compromise the account of users running a KDE application and insert arbitrary frames into an otherwise trusted webpage.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of kdebase.

Resolution
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All KDE users should upgrade to the latest versions of kdelibs and kdebase:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1"
# emerge ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1"

# emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1"
# emerge ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] KDE Advisory: Temporary Directory Vulnerability
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-1.txt
[ 2 ] KDE Advisory: DCOPServer Temporary Filename Vulnerability
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-2.txt
[ 3 ] KDE Advisory: Konqueror Frame Injection Vulnerability
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-3.txt

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-13.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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