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RHSA-2001:059: Updated kdelibs packages fixing security problem and memory leaks available

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RHSA-2001:059: Updated kdelibs packages fixing security problem and memory leaks available

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/27/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated kdelibs packages fixing a security problem, some memory leaks and some minor bugs are available.

kdesu created a world-readable temporary file to exchange authentication information and delete it shortly after. This can be abused by a local user to gain access to the X server and can result in a compromise of the account kdesu accesses. This update also fixes memory leaks in Konqueror (khtml) and KDebug, as well as some minor bugs. kdelibs 2.2alpha1 includes those fixes, as well; if you're using the experimental package from rawhide or ftp.kde.org, you don't need to downgrade to the errata package for security reasons.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-arts
  • redhat-upgrade-kdelibs
  • redhat-upgrade-kdelibs-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kdelibs-sound
  • redhat-upgrade-kdelibs-sound-devel

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