MDKSA-2004:022: Updated kdelibs packages fix cookie theft vulnerability
Posted on: 03/10/2004 12:18 PM

Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

Package name: kdelibs
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:022
Date: March 10th, 2004

Affected versions: 9.1

Problem Description:

Corsaire discovered that a number of HTTP user agents contained a flaw in how they handle cookies. This flaw could allow an attacker to avoid the path restrictions specified by a cookie's originator. According to their advisory:

"The cookie specifications detail a path argument that can be used to restrict the areas of a host that will be exposed to a cookie. By using standard traversal techniques this functionality can be subverted, potentially exposing the cookie to scrutiny and use in further attacks."

This issue was fixed in KDE 3.1.3; the updated packages are patched to protect against this vulnerability.



Updated Packages:

Mandrakelinux 9.1:
14bd813799d4891d520d1f8e7a525476 9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.3.91mdk.i586.rpm
924fc0bec108f94236c97d640774f8c5 9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-common-3.1-58.3.91mdk.i586.rpm
28bfd2897fb91fadcba14864c5ab85fa 9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.1-58.3.91mdk.i586.rpm
a02c4dc06c2122241fe2e4abc77e1c67 9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-3.1-58.3.91mdk.i586.rpm
00230239edea7418aa01897d23f5dd07 9.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.3.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.1/PPC:
7f42212e4e4198af1460865f585a15cf ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.3.91mdk.ppc.rpm
d3db934d1ad9b0e9e04e9fab43b7f0c9 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-common-3.1-58.3.91mdk.ppc.rpm
71b0d44138e874d8089298594a7e30a8 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.1-58.3.91mdk.ppc.rpm
318a821a280404541a929b8d3d55339e ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-3.1-58.3.91mdk.ppc.rpm
00230239edea7418aa01897d23f5dd07 ppc/9.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.3.91mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

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