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Security update for kdebase3-kdm


(Last modified: 20JUN2006)

solutions Security update for kdebase3-kdm SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (292ea0b25bd919ecf3df3ef887f35425)

Applies to

Package: kdebase3-kdm
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11060
Release: 20060620
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

KDM stores the type of the previously used session in the user's home
directory. By using a symlink users could trick kdm into also storing content
of files that are normally not accesible by users (CVE-2006-2449).


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh kdebase3-kdm.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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