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KDE 3.5 Info Page

KDE 3.5 was released on November 29th, 2005. 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This page is no longer maintained.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 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.
  • 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.
  • kpdf contains a denial of service vulnerability in xpdf based code that can cause the client to crash via a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.5.5 are affected.
  • Konqueror contains a vulnerability that allows a malicious web site to spoof the address bar entry to a different one, possibly tricking the user into believing that they actually visited a different site. Read the detailed advisory. All versions of Konqueror as included with KDE up to including KDE 3.5.7 are affected.
  • KDM can be tricked into allowing a passwordless login for logins with password configured. Read the detailed advisory. Versions of KDM as included in KDE 3.3.0 up to including 3.5.7 are affected.

Bugs

This is a list of grave bugs and common pitfalls surfacing after the release was packaged:

  • None known yet

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.

Download and Installation

Library Requirements. KDE 3.5 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 3.5 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.5.0 927kB e90a32ee47d5cdc51fe1b7f6f6c0df63
kdeaccessibility-3.5.0 8.0MB f88f3340acdd219050759df86e3d97d0
kdeaddons-3.5.0 1.5MB a61bcb10580208c3abb8c47aed198597
kdeadmin-3.5.0 2.0MB 9d0f914d2d0d3fbef8ed51cfdab36d40
kdeartwork-3.5.0 15MB 052c736c9c12defbb2e7de04ff0b2ae6
kdebase-3.5.0 22MB b86622c029ee8ab656a67c6467fff887
kdebindings-3.5.0 5.1MB 137924318ff5fc49cee3c82ee0ce5cf5
kdeedu-3.5.0 28MB ac66cfcc8e23227973596cf62cf78a4c
kdegames-3.5.0 9.8MB ba86fe9280ca57698ce3be0e0242b140
kdegraphics-3.5.0 6.7MB 389a00d4387e621d4dd325a59c7657c4
kdelibs-3.5.0 14MB 2b11d654e2ea1a3cd16dcfdcbb7d1915
kdemultimedia-3.5.0 5.2MB dd0ba9ccb2f522508c6543cd24e54c98
kdenetwork-3.5.0 7.1MB c83dce8cc496b6ec8773483df1c85119
kdepim-3.5.0 12MB e19a2a40e422ecd483884ce6e9ac8925
kdesdk-3.5.0 4.6MB dc91ffcfa8114cf4f9d40bc9ffe47d97
kdetoys-3.5.0 3.0MB aebe4a9586728b37543bd515d35e76e1
kdeutils-3.5.0 2.8MB d6b2cbe8b7d15166eff261f20ece2718
kdevelop-3.3.0 7.7MB 1048c89c1aad0daf6581bb04e15206c4
kdewebdev-3.5.0 5.7MB 58bb4d025fa125c5ad0dc43769ba9786

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 3.5 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.

Currently 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 3.5.

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