kdelibs Update for Debian
Posted on: 12/07/2002 12:22 AM

The KDE team has discovered a vulnerability in the support for various network protocols via the KIO. The implementation of the rlogin and telnet protocols allows a carefully crafted URL in an HTML page, HTML email or other KIO-enabled application to execute arbitrary commands on the system using the victim's account on the vulnerable machine.

This problem has been fixed by disabling rlogin and telnet in version 2.2.2-13.woody.5 for the current stable distribution (woody). The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it doesn't contain KDE. A correction for the package in the unstable distribution (sid) is not yet available.

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