kopete Update for Mandrake
Posted on: 05/10/2003 07:20 AM

MandrakeSoft has released an updated kopete package for Mandrake Linux 9.1

A vulnerability was discovered in versions of kopete, a KDE instant messenger client, prior to 0.6.2. This vulnerabiliy is in the GnuPG plugin that allows for users to send each other GPG-encrypted instant messages. The plugin passes encrypted messages to gpg, but does no checking to sanitize the commandline passed to gpg. This can allow remote users to execute arbitrary code, with the permissions of the user running kopete, on the local system.

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