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CESA-2006:0548: kdebase security update

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CESA-2006:0548: kdebase security update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
06/15/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated kdebase packages that correct a security flaw in kdm are now available for CentOS Linux 4. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kdebase packages provide the core applications for KDE, the K Desktop Environment. These core packages include the KDE Display Manager (KDM). Ludwig Nussel discovered a flaw in KDM. A malicious local KDM user could use a symlink attack to read an arbitrary file that they would not normally have permissions to read. (CVE-2006-2449) Note: this issue does not affect the version of KDM as shipped with CentOS Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3. All users of KDM should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-kdebase
  • centos-upgrade-kdebase-devel

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