USN-608-1: KDE vulnerability

6 May 2008

kdelibs vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04

Software Description

  • kdelibs


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 code. (CVE-2008-1671)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.9-0ubuntu7.1
Ubuntu 7.10
kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.8-0ubuntu3.4
Ubuntu 7.04
kdelibs4c2a - 4:3.5.6-0ubuntu14.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.