KDE Official News

Security: Potential Local Root Exploit (Artswrapper)

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A possible local root exploit affecting all versions of artswrapper
(introduced in KDE 2 pre-releases) was posted late Sunday to some of the well-known
security websites. The exploit only affects installations which
have installed artswrapper setuid "root".
A patch
(GPG
signature
) against KDE 3.0.2 was released almost immediately (thanks


KDE 3.0.2: Second KDE 3 Service Release Ships

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The KDE Project today announced the availability of KDE 3.0.2,
the second maintenance release
of the KDE 3.0 series. Dirk Mueller,
the KDE 3 release coordinator, explained that
"a number of stability and useability enhancements have been
backported from the active KDE 3.1 branch to the KDE 3.0 codebase and
bundled in this update. We recommend that all KDE 3 users update
to this newest, stable release.
" More details are in the


KDE 3.0: A New Era In Desktop Choice

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Today the KDE Project proudly announces the release of KDE 3.0 (fully mirrored below), a release which marks a new era of choice on the desktop. Every advance opens the door to a group of new adopters, and KDE 3 is set to tear the doors asunder. In celebration of the release, the KDE League has posted the text KDE: The Complete Enterprise Desktop Solution, a work-in-progress but already something useful to show those who are considering the migration to freedom. Enough talk, time to download.


KDE Core Services: Trouble In Paradise

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As many people will have noticed, things haven't been too rosy in the KDE world
for the last few days. Virtually all of our critical services have been broken,
including cvs, mailing lists, kde.org mail addresses and a number of web sites
(such as developer.kde.org). Unsurprisingly, this has meant that KDE 3.0 Beta
2 (originally scheduled for Monday) has been delayed.