kcheckpass in kdebase (SSA:2005-251-01)
Posted on: 09/09/2005 05:49 AM

New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and -current to fix a security issue with the kcheckpass program. Earlier versions of Slackware are not affected. A flaw in the way the program creates lockfiles could allow a local attacker to gain root privileges.

For more details about the issue, see:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050905-1.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2494


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz: Patched a security bug in
kcheckpass that could allow a local user to gain root privileges.
For more information, see:
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050905-1.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2494
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new package:
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Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/kdebase-3.2.3-i486-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/kdebase-3.4.2-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.0 package:
89cbad3536bbfba273b2ae77a097ce89 kdebase-3.2.3-i486-3.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
6d2d8c96dc1f5b209b5eb35425ae7952 kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
8b7066a01eb25a8b846d2ac9a5de85e2 kdebase-3.4.2-i486-2.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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