KDELibs/Network Update for Mandrake
Posted on: 11/22/2002 12:12 PM

MandrakeSoft has released updated kdelibs/kdenetwork packages

Vulnerabilities were discovered in the KIO subsystem support for various network protocols. The implementation of the rlogin protocol affects all KDE versions from 2.1 up to 3.0.4, while the flawed implementation of the telnet protocol only affects KDE 2.x. They allow a carefully crafted URL in an HTML page, HTML email, or other KIO-enabled application to execute arbitrary commands as the victim with their privilege.

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The SuSE security team discovered two vulnerabilities in the KDE lanbrowsing service during an audit. The LISa network daemon and "reslisa", a restricted version of LISa are used to identify servers on the local network by using the URL type "lan://" and "rlan://" respectively. A buffer overflow was discovered in the lisa daemon that can be exploited by an attacker on the local network to obtain root privilege on a machine running the lisa daemon. Another buffer overflow was found in the lan:// URL handler, which can be exploited by a remote attacker to gain access to the victim user's account.

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