kdelibs (SSA:2008-116-01)
Posted on: 04/26/2008 12:54 PM

New kdelibs packages are available for Slackware 12.0 and -current to fix a security issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:


As well as from the KDE web site:


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
Patched to fix a security problem.
From the KDE advisory: "If start_kdeinit is installed as setuid root, a
local user might be able to send unix signals to other processes, cause
a denial of service or even possibly execute arbitrary code."
This issue affects KDE 3.5.5 through KDE 3.5.9.
We recommend upgrading to the new kdelibs package as soon as possible.
For more information, see:
(* 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
directly 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 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package:
53e51139abaecf5e2c14c2ac6cb144c0 kdelibs-3.5.7-i486-4_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware -current package:
9ed2e334f6c2f2f07a9e6e7948739413 kdelibs-3.5.9-i486-4.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg kdelibs-3.5.7-i486-4_slack12.0.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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