SUSE Security Announcement: kdelibs (SuSE-SA:2004:014)
Posted on: 05/26/2004 03:57 PM

SUSE has released a kdelibs update

______________________________________________________________________________

SUSE Security Announcement

Package: kdelibs/kdelibs3
Announcement-ID: SuSE-SA:2003:014
Date: Wed May 26 12:00:00 MEST 2004
Affected products: 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1
SuSE Linux Database Server,
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7, 8
SuSE Linux Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Vulnerability Type: remote file creation
Severity (1-10): 6
SUSE default package: yes
Cross References: CAN-2004-0411


Content of this advisory:
1) security vulnerability resolved: URI file creation vulnerability
problem description, discussion, solution and upgrade information
2) pending vulnerabilities, solutions, workarounds:
- rsync
- film
- apache/mod_ssl
3) standard appendix (further information)

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1) problem description, brief discussion, solution, upgrade information

The kdelibs3 (kdelibs for SLES7 based products) package is a core package
for the K desktop environment (KDE). The URI handler of the kdelibs3
and kdelibs class library contains a flaw which allows remote
attackers to create arbitrary files as the user utilizing the
kdelibs3/kdelibs package.
Affected are applications which use the kdelibs3/kdelibs URI handler
such as Konqueror or Kmail.
The original KDE advisory can be found at
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040517-1.txt


Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command "rpm -Fhv file.rpm" to apply
the update.
Our maintenance customers are being notified individually. The packages
are being offered to install from the maintenance web.


Intel i386 Platform:

SuSE-9.1:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.1/rpm/i586/kdelibs3-3.2.1-44.10.i586.rpm
3724021df2c50d25729c85ccbc1c6e0b
patch rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.1/rpm/i586/kdelibs3-3.2.1-44.10.i586.patch.rpm
eb07494e104d37c02430c8e8a451c8c0
source rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.1/rpm/src/kdelibs3-3.2.1-44.10.src.rpm
bda5d53abd4c21ac641cf551a004f847

SuSE-9.0:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.0/rpm/i586/kdelibs3-3.1.4-51.i586.rpm
15b6948b8331d58e069fef80165e34ec
patch rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.0/rpm/i586/kdelibs3-3.1.4-51.i586.patch.rpm
f523a907f1e3d5aaf9e77632be339b78
source rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.0/rpm/src/kdelibs3-3.1.4-51.src.rpm
5fae5675cf3a8ba15e26a1467818de13

SuSE-8.2:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/8.2/rpm/i586/kdelibs3-3.1.1-139.i586.rpm
5c0a195dd90018f2f2fdc26c0f3aa414
patch rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/8.2/rpm/i586/kdelibs3-3.1.1-139.i586.patch.rpm
1bd13baccb08418a86d1dd6a076d7a85
source rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/8.2/rpm/src/kdelibs3-3.1.1-139.src.rpm
2f281da09839e883fc3e7a173928accb

SuSE-8.1:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/8.1/rpm/i586/kdelibs3-3.0.5-54.i586.rpm
7f65572c6011fcb9745a93df71661b74
patch rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/8.1/rpm/i586/kdelibs3-3.0.5-54.i586.patch.rpm
2a177303c21e7d109642450fd6b5a456
source rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/8.1/rpm/src/kdelibs3-3.0.5-54.src.rpm
b717891fbabdf0fb6f01098f6ec4628c

SuSE-8.0:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/8.0/kde1/kdelibs3-3.0-120.i386.rpm
775562f135feac98e007d5f8e21bbbd7
patch rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/8.0/kde1/kdelibs3-3.0-120.i386.patch.rpm
91032e4cb6bc77263fc4156195f63e92


Opteron x86_64 Platform:

SuSE-9.1:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.1/rpm/x86_64/kdelibs3-3.2.1-44.10.x86_64.rpm
19f3520ee5c742ad7994f3426a0ea7f3
patch rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.1/rpm/x86_64/kdelibs3-3.2.1-44.10.x86_64.patch.rpm
c089127df66d98c1a9e1a561fb9c1f0b
source rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.1/rpm/src/kdelibs3-3.2.1-44.10.src.rpm
2b25abf3d206152711a0a5597d343f4a

SuSE-9.0:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.0/rpm/x86_64/kdelibs3-3.1.4-51.x86_64.rpm
c136da67c2a288177ceb7bfe537ac248
patch rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.0/rpm/x86_64/kdelibs3-3.1.4-51.x86_64.patch.rpm
b0886ca176fa3f54b42da642a26554d0
source rpm(s):
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/update/9.0/rpm/src/kdelibs3-3.1.4-51.src.rpm
e0d10e3b23142eb6ee95cbb5afad71da


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2) Pending vulnerabilities in SUSE Distributions and Workarounds:

- rsync
rsync prior to version 2.6.1 does not properly sanitize paths
when running as read/write daemon without chroot. New update packages
are available on our ftp servers which fix this problem.

- film
The film program creates temporary files in an insecure way. New
update packages are available on our ftp servers.

- apache/mod_ssl
A buffer overflow in a uuencode function of mod_ssl has been fixed as
well as various minor bugs (CAN-2003-0987, CAN-2003-0020, CAN-2004-0174
and CAN-2003-0993). New packages are currently being tested and will
soon be available on our ftp servers.

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3) standard appendix: authenticity verification, additional information

- Package authenticity verification:

SUSE update packages are available on many mirror ftp servers all over
the world. While this service is being considered valuable and important
to the free and open source software community, many users wish to be
sure about the origin of the package and its content before installing
the package. There are two verification methods that can be used
independently from each other to prove the authenticity of a downloaded
file or rpm package:
1) md5sums as provided in the (cryptographically signed) announcement.
2) using the internal gpg signatures of the rpm package.

1) execute the command
md5sum <name-of-the-file.rpm>
after you downloaded the file from a SUSE ftp server or its mirrors.
Then, compare the resulting md5sum with the one that is listed in the
announcement. Since the announcement containing the checksums is
cryptographically signed (usually using the key security@suse.de),
the checksums show proof of the authenticity of the package.
We disrecommend to subscribe to security lists which cause the
email message containing the announcement to be modified so that
the signature does not match after transport through the mailing
list software.
Downsides: You must be able to verify the authenticity of the
announcement in the first place. If RPM packages are being rebuilt
and a new version of a package is published on the ftp server, all
md5 sums for the files are useless.

2) rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the authenticity
of an rpm package. Use the command
rpm -v --checksig file.rpm
to verify the signature of the package, where file.rpm is the
filename of the rpm package that you have downloaded. Of course,
package authenticity verification can only target an un-installed rpm
package file.
Prerequisites:
a) gpg is installed
b) The package is signed using a certain key. The public part of this
key must be installed by the gpg program in the directory
~/.gnupg/ under the user's home directory who performs the
signature verification (usually root). You can import the key
that is used by SUSE in rpm packages for SUSE Linux by saving
this announcement to a file ("announcement.txt") and
running the command (do "su -" to be root):
gpg --batch; gpg < announcement.txt | gpg --import
SUSE Linux distributions version 7.1 and thereafter install the
key "build@suse.de" upon installation or upgrade, provided that
the package gpg is installed. The file containing the public key
is placed at the top-level directory of the first CD (pubring.gpg)
and at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/pubring.gpg-build.suse.de .


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To subscribe, send an email to
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For general information or the frequently asked questions (faq)
send mail to:
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suse-security-faq@suse.com respectively.

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SUSE's security contact is security@suse.com or security@suse.de.
The security@suse.de public key is listed below.
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______________________________________________________________________________

The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular,
it is desired that the clear-text signature shows proof of the
authenticity of the text.
SUSE Linux AG makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever with respect
to the information contained in this security advisory.

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