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Security update for devs


(Last modified: 12JAN2006)

solutions Security update for devs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (85dab906ac4f17f1ca82d2e6f84a5b0d)

Applies to

Package: devs
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10818
Release: 20060112
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the local keyboard of a machine should update.



Problem description

Event devices are installed world readable therefore it's possible for anyone
to sniff keyboard input of locally logged in users. This update changes the
permissions of event devices so only root can read them (same issue as


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 devs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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