A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect
the necessary changes.
It was discovered that start_kdeinit in KDE 3 did not properly sanitize
its input. A local attacker could exploit this to send signals to other
processes and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary