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Category:Conectiva Local Security Checks
Title:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:569
Summary:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:569

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory CLA-2003:569.

KDE[3] is a very popular graphical desktop environment available for
GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

This is a full update of the KDE desktop to the 3.0.5a version, the
latest 3.0.x release from the KDE project[1]. Besides containing
several bugfixes and enhancements, this update also fixes several
security vulnerabilities[2] found during an internal code audit
organized by the KDE team.

The vulnerabilities consist basically in improper quoting of
instruction parameters passed to a command shell for execution. Since
some of these instructions can come from remote or untrusted sources
(mail, web sites and network connections), a remote attacker can
exploit it to execute arbitrary commands in the user's context.

Details of all fixes and enhancements made to this new KDE version
can be obtained in the project changelog[4,5].

Conectiva Linux 7.0 users are also vulnerable (KDE 2.X). Updated
packages will be provided soon.

The apt tool can be used to perform RPM package upgrades
by running 'apt-get update' followed by 'apt-get upgrade'


Risk factor : High

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