KDE 3.3.1 Info Page

KDE 3.3.1 was released on October 12th, 2004. Read the official announcement.

This page is no longer maintained. Currently, only KDE 4.2.0 and newer are maintained. Please have a look at the KDE 4.4.0 Info Page instead.

Security Issues

Please report possible problems to security@kde.org.

Patches for the issues mentioned below are available from ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches unless stated otherwise.

  • KPDF contains multiple integer overflow and integer arithmetic flaws that may make it possible to execute arbitrary code on the client machine via remotely supplied PDF files.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.1 are affected.
  • KDE may unexpectedly expose user provided passwords in certain cases, especially passwords for SMB shares.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • KFax contains several vulnerabilities that may cause specially crafted fax files to trigger buffer overflows and execute arbitrary code.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.1 are affected.
    No source patches are available for this problem, users are advised to either remove KFax or to upgrade to KDE 3.3.2.
  • The Konqueror webbrowser allows websites to load webpages into a window or tab currently used by another website.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • Two flaws in the Konqueror webbrowser make it possible to by pass the sandbox environment which is used to run Java-applets.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.1 are affected.
  • kpdf contains a buffer overflow in its xpdf-based code which can be triggered by a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • ftp kioslave contains a vulnerability which allows to inject arbitrary ftp or smtp commands.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • kpdf contains a buffer overflow in its xpdf-based code which can be triggered by a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • fliccd of kdeedu/kstars/indi contains multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilites.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE 3.3 up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • A local user can lock up the dcopserver of arbitrary other users on the same machine by stalling the DCOP authentication process.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • International Domain Name (IDN) support in Konqueror/KDE makes KDE vulnerable to a phishing technique known as a Homograph attack.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • The dcopidlng script is vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a local user to overwrite arbitrary files of a user when the script is run on behalf of that user. This only affects users who compile KDE or KDE applications themselves.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • The kdewebdev tool Kommander is vulnerable to unconfirmed execution of code from untrusted locations.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE between KDE 3.2 and KDE 3.4.0 are affected.
  • KImgio, the KDE image loader plugins, are vulnerable to several input validation errors, possibly allowing to execute arbitrary code.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.4.0 are affected.
  • The Kate KPart (used by the applications kate and kwrite, possibly others) generates a backup file with default permissions upon saving. Depending on the setup, this could cause file content leak to local and remote (due to network transparency) users.
    Read the detailed advisory. KDE 3.2.x up to including KDE 3.4.0 are affected.
  • The Gadu-Gadu protocol handler of Kopete 3.3 and above contains a copy of libgadu, that is used if there is no system installed libgadu library. Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities have been found in libgadu.
    Read the detailed advisory. KDE 3.3.x up to including KDE 3.4.1 are affected.
  • Kpdf shares code with xpdf, which contains a vulnerability that can cause it to write a temp file with almost infinite size to $TMPDIR upon parsing malformed PDF documents. detailed advisory. All KDE versions from 3.3.1 up to and including KDE 3.4.1 are affected.
  • The langen2kvtml script (included in kdeedu/kvoctrain) contains multiple temp file generation vulnerabilities.
    Read the detailed advisory. KDE 3.0.x up to including KDE 3.4.2 are affected.
  • The kcheckpass utility contains on certain platforms a local root vulnerability.
    Read the detailed advisory. KDE 3.2.0 up to including KDE 3.4.2 are affected.
  • The kcheckpass utility contains on certain platforms a local root vulnerability.
    Read the detailed advisory. KDE 3.2.0 up to including KDE 3.4.2 are affected.
  • kpdf contains several buffer overflows in its xpdf-based code which can be triggered by a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.5.0 are affected.
  • kjs contains a heap based buffer overflow when decoding certain malcrafted utf8 uri sequences.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE starting with KDE 3.2.0 up to and including KDE 3.5.0 are affected.
  • kpdf contains a buffer overflow in its xpdf-based code which can be triggered by a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE 3.3.0 up to and including KDE 3.5.1 are affected.
  • kpdf contains a buffer overflow in its xpdf-based code which can be triggered by a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE 3.3.0 up to and including KDE 3.3.2 are affected.
  • KDM contains a symlink attack vulnerability that allows a normal user to read files from other users including root.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE starting with KDE 3.2.0 up to and including KDE 3.5.2 are affected.

Bugs

Please check the bug database before filing any bug reports. Also check for possible updates on this page that might describe or fix your problem.

FAQ

See the KDE FAQ for any specific questions you may have. Questions about Konqueror should be directed to the Konqueror FAQ and sound related questions are answered in the FAQ of the aRts Project

Download and Installation

Library Requirements. KDE 3.3 requires or benefits from the given list of libraries, most of which should be already installed on your system or available from your OS CD or your vendor's website.

The complete source code for KDE 3.3.1 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.3.1 952kB 26554e4c47d9a52bc20a07e39d32a731
kdeaccessibility-3.3.1 1.6MB b5154d0c0232c93308b8e7bb7d83e6c9
kdeaddons-3.3.1 1.9MB 69ec1deff7ae2d0c3602bb141ed4c546
kdeadmin-3.3.1 1.9MB 76b52fefed929f25978d003965ad9ee7
kdeartwork-3.3.1 17MB b983255aabdc6aadb2b9f66145d5ecfb
kdebase-3.3.1 19MB dd0d9707296f2be143c28a8be21b6e24
kdebindings-3.3.1 7.3MB fd64783a92e66a2405b9e25f7322c222
kdeedu-3.3.1 21MB 757e51db2b7c6cf831b59ef7f1304a2c
kdegames-3.3.1 9.3MB a105e16aab1fccbb24e6bd24d6345e7a
kdegraphics-3.3.1 6.6MB 18f063ec6fad27b304ae97cf4b480140
kde-i18n-3.3.1 181MB 34c43a57b4e8c8f2fea0622ba14ff471
kdelibs-3.3.1 15MB 8636c93405b20eceadb12af5c5483508
kdemultimedia-3.3.1 5.6MB 4a3462ba7b37e0057eadd24541908f95
kdenetwork-3.3.1 7.1MB 4b35a9e23ef555b47e9423082856ca80
kdepim-3.3.1 10MB 5aed63aed6b7c1ad9232cb30aa124a40
kdesdk-3.3.1 4.6MB 475c72c3010560d6bb4d355fbce9596c
kdetoys-3.3.1 3.1MB ef76385dd7856ef964102fddf1936450
kdeutils-3.3.1 2.6MB 07e45ca924cc52ce5565bb0bf3f6fa6a
kdevelop-3.1.1 8.0MB 93224b9552ae6e5ab5c0c7e13943f9d3
kdewebdev-3.3.1 5.0MB b4178f3cadaa33befb6a0f98fbbb99c1

The Konstruct build toolset can help you downloading and installing these tarballs.

Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.3 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's http or FTP mirrors.

At the time of this release, pre-compiled packages are available for:

Additional binary packages might become available in the coming weeks, as well as updates to the current packages.

Developer Info

If you need help porting your application to KDE 3.x see the porting guide or subscribe to the KDE Devel Mailinglist to ask specific questions about porting your applications.

There is also info on the architecture and the programming interface of KDE 3.3.

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