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CSSA-2002-005.0-Linux - LD_LIBRARY_PATH problem in KDE sessions

by Nikola Strahija on April 1st, 2002 In OpenLinux 3.1.1, the startkde script will set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to " /opt/kde2/lib:" which includes the current working directory in the library search path. This exposes users to shared library attacks.


2. Vulnerable Versions

System Package
-----------------------------------------------------------
OpenLinux 2.3 not vulnerable

OpenLinux eServer 2.3.1 not vulnerable
and OpenLinux eBuilder

OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 not vulnerable

OpenLinux Server 3.1 not vulnerable

OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 not vulnerable

OpenLinux 3.1 IA64 not vulnerable

OpenLinux Server 3.1.1 All packages previous to
kdeconfig-20011203-2

OpenLinux Workstation All packages previous to
3.1.1 kdeconfig-20011203-2



3. Solution

Workaround

none

The proper solution is to upgrade to the latest packages.

4. OpenLinux 2.3

not vulnerable

5. OpenLinux eServer 2.3.1 and OpenLinux eBuilder for ECential 3.0

not vulnerable

6. OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4

not vulnerable

7. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

not vulnerable

8. OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation

not vulnerable

9. OpenLinux 3.1 IA64

not vulnerable

10. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

10.1 Location of Fixed Packages

The upgrade packages can be found on Caldera's FTP site at:

ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Server/current/RPMS

The corresponding source code package can be found at:

ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Server/current/SRPMS

10.2 Verification

080998dc9e5fc03b7b20f3644ae8b31b RPMS/kdeconfig-20011203-2.i386.rpm
c7c9874846b6ca77678274c759ffce77 SRPMS/kdeconfig-20011203-2.src.rpm


10.3 Installing Fixed Packages

Upgrade the affected packages with the following commands:

rpm -Fvh kdeconfig-20011203-2.i386.rpm


11. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation

11.1 Location of Fixed Packages

The upgrade packages can be found on Caldera's FTP site at:


ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/current/RPMS

The corresponding source code package can be found at:


ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/current/SRPMS

11.2 Verification

080998dc9e5fc03b7b20f3644ae8b31b RPMS/kdeconfig-20011203-2.i386.rpm
c7c9874846b6ca77678274c759ffce77 SRPMS/kdeconfig-20011203-2.src.rpm


11.3 Installing Fixed Packages

Upgrade the affected packages with the following commands:

rpm -Fvh kdeconfig-20011203-2.i386.rpm



12. References

This and other Caldera security resources are located at:

http://www.caldera.com/support/security/index.html


13. Disclaimer

Caldera International, Inc. is not responsible for the misuse of
any of the information we provide on this website and/or through our
security advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers
intended to promote secure installation and use of Caldera OpenLinux.
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