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Security update for KDE


(Last modified: 13AUG2004)

solutions Security update for KDE SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d3860b7728df5f9fde0c436b3a91d5f6)

Applies to

Product(s): 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

Package: kdelibs3
Release: 20040813
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using KDE should update.



Problem description

This update resolves various security vulnerabilities:
  • unsecure handling of temporary files. (CAN-2004-0689) Thanks to Andrew Tuitt.
  • unsecure tempfile handling in dcopserver (CAN-2004-0690)
  • modification of content in unrelated browser windows (CAN-2004-0721)


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 kdebase3-konqueror.rpm kdebase3.rpm kdebase3-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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