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kolab - OpenPKG Security Advisory (kolab) OpenPKG-SA-2004.019
[OpenPKG-SA-2004.019] OpenPKG Security Advisory (kolab)

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OpenPKG Security Advisory                            The OpenPKG Project                    
OpenPKG-SA-2004.019                                          05-May-2004

Package:             kolab
Vulnerability:       information leakage, privilege escalation
OpenPKG Specific:    no

Affected Releases:   Affected Packages:           Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT      <= kolab-20040426-20040426   >= kolab-20040503-20040503
                     <= perl-kolab-5.8.4-20040503 >= perl-kolab-5.8.4-20040505
OpenPKG 2.0          <= kolab-20040217-2.0.1      >= kolab-20040217-2.0.2
                     <= perl-kolab-5.8.3-2.0.1    >= perl-kolab-5.8.3-2.0.2
OpenPKG 1.3          none                         N.A.

Dependent Packages:  none

  Luca Villani reported [1] the disclosure of critical configuration
  information within Kolab [2], the KDE Groupware server. The affected
  versions store OpenLDAP passwords in plain text. The heart of Kolab
  is an engine written in Perl that rewrites configuration for certain
  applications based on templates. OpenPKG packages come with both
  the genuine and a modular replacement engine, both creating wrong
  permissions. The genuine engine is part of the "kolab" package and
  the replacement engine is a module in the "perl-kolab" package. The
  build() function in both engines left slapd.conf world-readable
  exhibiting the OpenLDAP "rootpw".

  Please check whether you are affected by running "/bin/rpm -q
  kolab". If you have the "kolab" package installed and its version is
  affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately upgrade it
  (see Solution) [3][4].

  Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
  [5], fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service [6] or a mirror location,
  verify its integrity [7], build a corresponding binary RPM from it
  [3] and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the binary RPM
  [4]. For the most recent release OpenPKG 2.0, perform the following
  operations to permanently fix the security problem (for other releases
  adjust accordingly).

  $ ftp
  ftp> bin
  ftp> cd release/2.0/UPD
  ftp> get kolab-20040217-2.0.2.src.rpm
  ftp> bye
  $ /bin/openpkg rpm -v --checksig kolab-20040217-2.0.2.src.rpm
  $ /bin/openpkg rpm --rebuild kolab-20040217-2.0.2.src.rpm
  $ su -
  # /bin/openpkg rpm -Fvh /RPM/PKG/kolab-20040217-2.0.2.*.rpm


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