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Security update for kdelibs3


(Last modified: 06FEB2006)

solutions Security update for kdelibs3 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9a3add7ef9404b778a7defb57a14b531)

Applies to

Package: kdelibs3
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 Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10848
Release: 20060206
Obsoletes: none


Install this if you are using KDE.



Problem description

This update contains a fix for kdelibs3. The package contained libraries or applications having an internal empty rpath / runpath. This problem leads to programs searching shared libaries in the current directory.
If a local attacker can create such a shared library in a path where another user starts programs, he would be able to execute code.


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 kdelibs3.rpm kdelibs3-devel.rpm

links to download packages

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