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Slackware alert SSA:2006-178-01 (kdebase)

From:  Slackware Security Team <>
Subject:  [slackware-security] kdebase kdm local file reading vulnerability (SSA:2006-178-01)
Date:  Tue, 27 Jun 2006 20:25:02 -0700 (PDT)

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 [slackware-security] kdebase kdm local file reading vulnerability (SSA:2006-178-01) New kdebase packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security issue with KDM (the KDE login manager) which could be exploited by a local attacker to read any file on the system. The official KDE security advisory may be found here: More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database: Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog: +--------------------------+ patches/packages/kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz: Patched a problem with kdm where it could be abused to read any file on the system. The official KDE security advisory may be found here: The CVE entry for this issue may be found here: (* Security fix *) +--------------------------+ Where to find the new packages: +-----------------------------+ HINT: Getting slow download speeds from Give a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading from Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-) Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you. Updated package for Slackware 10.0: Updated package for Slackware 10.1: Updated package for Slackware 10.2: Updated package for Slackware -current: MD5 signatures: +-------------+ Slackware 10.0 package: 70c7adc94a16c3e66a59e0cb4c47c0f2 kdebase-3.2.3-i486-4_slack10.0.tgz Slackware 10.1 package: 70b86d1f8412cf4a8d31037a15c288e7 kdebase-3.3.2-i486-3_slack10.1.tgz Slackware 10.2 package: cb89a316532b897454388c004b9aa6ec kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz Slackware -current package: 57977010882f353df29e5b46bb9ddb74 kdebase-3.5.3-i486-2.tgz Installation instructions: +------------------------+ Upgrade the package as root: # upgradepkg kdebase-3.4.2-i486-3_slack10.2.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) iD8DBQFEofQ3akRjwEAQIjMRAqepAJ4wNeQhpNp1oYFsviSvJVe1kIl1dwCdFBUC Tw/4gFNT3Xb1nyjdTv0jzfY= =+v3Z -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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