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Security update for kdelibs3

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(Last modified: 18MAY2004)


solutions Security update for kdelibs3 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (aee0c8dba93a0a00a64c933c299be4ba)

Applies to

Package: kdelibs3
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 IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Release: 20040518
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using KDE should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The telnet:// URI handler of KDE allowed remote attackers to create or
truncate arbitrary files. The problem exists in the kdelibs3 package.
Affected by this bug are KDE applications like Konqueror which handle HTML
input.

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 -Fvh kdelibs3.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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