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Security update for kdelibs


(Last modified: 18MAY2004)

solutions Security update for kdelibs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8ec6da4d2e04453c74ece2a0ed27bbab)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: kdelibs
Release: 20040518
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using KDE should install this update.



Problem description

The mailto: URI handler of KDE allowed remote attackers to create or truncate
arbitrary files. The problem exists in the kdelibs package. Affected by this
bug are KDE applications like Konqueror which handle HTML input.


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 kdelibs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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