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ESB-2006.0415 -- [UNIX/Linux][RedHat] -- Important: kdebase security update

Date: 15 June 2006
References: ESB-2006.0614  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                   ESB-2006.0415 -- [UNIX/Linux][RedHat]
                    Important: kdebase security update
                               15 June 2006

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              KDE
Publisher:            Red Hat
Operating System:     Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS/Desktop 4
                      UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Access Privileged Data
Access:               Existing Account
CVE Names:            CVE-2006-2449

Original Bulletin:    
  http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-1.txt
  https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0548.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kdebase security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2006:0548-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0548.html
Issue date:        2006-06-14
Updated on:        2006-06-14
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CVE-2006-2449 
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1. Summary:

Updated kdebase packages that correct a security flaw in kdm are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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 Red Hat
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.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

194581 - CVE-2006-2449 kdm file disclosure

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.src.rpm
493652aa8e8c177a5413507b2575f8c0  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.src.rpm

i386:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
904d168f890da4f21508fe358d146b17  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm

ia64:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
417c771330db7cc80278219112daa6cd  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
f1c24e1c5f5f150a32810d15a27913a7  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm
59ad6330dfa63d0eac17e250a976eb3c  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm

ppc:
a5a61abe832e7bb9c124ad13b87ca1a9  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.ppc.rpm
23318ff73eaf52c1f578a01b4d939a02  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.ppc64.rpm
f29dd5ab38f6869c29b16feedb930472  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.ppc.rpm
a6d574e895d3b7ac406721098ac7a955  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.ppc64.rpm
3ed13abbd6dcdb4e22f2cc7f3c95e508  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.ppc.rpm

s390:
5d985202e89698cadb2fa5543538ec44  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.s390.rpm
d64e34563848842451c21e900a8ed935  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.s390.rpm
cf5021dbd08326f5b7880b98e4fd2d22  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.s390.rpm

s390x:
5d985202e89698cadb2fa5543538ec44  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.s390.rpm
fd7276e1c85fd2d14c1c2fa84a5c2958  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.s390x.rpm
d64e34563848842451c21e900a8ed935  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.s390.rpm
070f47437154e8e1fa1eae4134ecf144  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.s390x.rpm
bb4347afbfd01e4a24acbf68579eb45c  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
12750a61fe65ddd1ecd7ab903bd0bc1a  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
a48f6d22deb71555ac2829e626020363  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm
e73c2b102519b66cbd03d612c1bdcef3  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.src.rpm
493652aa8e8c177a5413507b2575f8c0  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.src.rpm

i386:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
904d168f890da4f21508fe358d146b17  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm

x86_64:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
12750a61fe65ddd1ecd7ab903bd0bc1a  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
a48f6d22deb71555ac2829e626020363  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm
e73c2b102519b66cbd03d612c1bdcef3  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.src.rpm
493652aa8e8c177a5413507b2575f8c0  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.src.rpm

i386:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
904d168f890da4f21508fe358d146b17  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm

ia64:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
417c771330db7cc80278219112daa6cd  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
f1c24e1c5f5f150a32810d15a27913a7  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm
59ad6330dfa63d0eac17e250a976eb3c  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
12750a61fe65ddd1ecd7ab903bd0bc1a  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
a48f6d22deb71555ac2829e626020363  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm
e73c2b102519b66cbd03d612c1bdcef3  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.src.rpm
493652aa8e8c177a5413507b2575f8c0  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.src.rpm

i386:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
904d168f890da4f21508fe358d146b17  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm

ia64:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
417c771330db7cc80278219112daa6cd  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
f1c24e1c5f5f150a32810d15a27913a7  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm
59ad6330dfa63d0eac17e250a976eb3c  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
783d1f963e34f1e33bd25f708b399b99  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
12750a61fe65ddd1ecd7ab903bd0bc1a  kdebase-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm
8319443be1a529314c9504c01734f98d  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.i386.rpm
a48f6d22deb71555ac2829e626020363  kdebase-debuginfo-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm
e73c2b102519b66cbd03d612c1bdcef3  kdebase-devel-3.3.1-5.12.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2449
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060615-1.txt
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2006 Red Hat, Inc.
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