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Slackware alert SSA:2005-251-01 (kdebase)

From:  Slackware Security Team <>
Subject:  [slackware-security] kcheckpass in kdebase (SSA:2005-251-01)
Date:  Thu, 8 Sep 2005 15:54:29 -0700 (PDT)

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 [slackware-security] kcheckpass in kdebase (SSA:2005-251-01) New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and -current to fix a security issue with the kcheckpass program. Earlier versions of Slackware are not affected. A flaw in the way the program creates lockfiles could allow a local attacker to gain root privileges. For more details about the issue, see: Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog: +--------------------------+ patches/packages/kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz: Patched a security bug in kcheckpass that could allow a local user to gain root privileges. For more information, see: (* Security fix *) +--------------------------+ Where to find the new package: +----------------------------+ Updated package for Slackware 10.0: Updated package for Slackware 10.1: Updated package for Slackware -current: MD5 signatures: +-------------+ Slackware 10.0 package: 89cbad3536bbfba273b2ae77a097ce89 kdebase-3.2.3-i486-3.tgz Slackware 10.1 package: 6d2d8c96dc1f5b209b5eb35425ae7952 kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz Slackware -current package: 8b7066a01eb25a8b846d2ac9a5de85e2 kdebase-3.4.2-i486-2.tgz Installation instructions: +------------------------+ Upgrade the package as root: # upgradepkg kdebase-3.3.2-i486-2.tgz +-----+ Slackware Linux Security Team +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | To leave the slackware-security mailing list: | +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Send an email to with this text in the body of | | the email message: | | | | unsubscribe slackware-security | | | | You will get a confirmation message back containing instructions to | | complete the process. Please do not reply to this email address. | +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.7 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFDILD1akRjwEAQIjMRAuSYAJ439mwuw3p0XoS6Gx/VTR+1H1dx8ACfX9El N+tKU1+KI2gqZOklzUfgU1M= =6hug -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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