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kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues GLSA 200408-13



[ GLSA 200408-13 ] kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200408-13
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: kdebase, kdelibs: Multiple security issues
      Date: August 12, 2004
      Bugs: #60068
        ID: 200408-13

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Synopsis
========

KDE contains three security issues that can allow an attacker to
compromise system accounts, cause a Denial of Service, or spoof
websites via frame injection.

Background
==========

KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux
and Unix-like Operating Systems.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  kde-base/kdebase     < 3.2.3-r1                       >= 3.2.3-r1
  2  kde-base/kdelibs     < 3.2.3-r1                       >= 3.2.3-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

KDE contains three security issues:

* Insecure handling of temporary files when running KDE applications
  outside of the KDE environment

* DCOPServer creates temporary files in an insecure manner

* The Konqueror browser allows websites to load webpages into a
  target frame of any other open frame-based webpage

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to create or overwrite
files with the permissions of another user, compromise the account of
users running a KDE application and insert arbitrary frames into an
otherwise trusted webpage.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of kdebase.

Resolution
==========

All KDE users should upgrade to the latest versions of kdelibs and
kdebase:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1"
    # emerge ">=kde-base/kdebase-3.2.3-r1"

    # emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1"
    # emerge ">=kde-base/kdelibs-3.2.3-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] KDE Advisory: Temporary Directory Vulnerability
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-1.txt 
  [ 2 ] KDE Advisory: DCOPServer Temporary Filename Vulnerability
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-2.txt 
  [ 3 ] KDE Advisory: Konqueror Frame Injection Vulnerability
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040811-3.txt 

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-13.xml 

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 
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