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Security update for kdebase

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(Last modified: 13NOV2002)


solutions Security update for kdebase SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ac1203f6b1526af34e6755f01bfd5c85)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: kdebase
Release: 20021113
Obsoletes: none

Indications

A locked KDE desktop can crash and give access to the desktop.

Contraindications

Problem description

The KDE lock function can be forced to crash (at least when the
attacker has physical access to the network). The user desktop is
reachable after the crash. This crash is fixed with this update.

Solution

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 -Uvh kdebase.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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