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    Mageia 2020-0475: kdeconnect-kde security update

    Date 29 Dec 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    For the pairing procedure, the GUI component only presented the friendly 'deviceName' to identify peer devices, which is completely under attacker control. Furthermore the 'deviceName' is transmitted in cleartext in UDP broadcast messages for all other nodes in the network segment to see. Therefore malicious devices can attempt to confuse users by requesting a
    MGASA-2020-0475 - Updated kdeconnect-kde packages improve security
    
    Publication date: 29 Dec 2020
    URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2020-0475.html
    Type: security
    Affected Mageia releases: 7
    
    For the pairing procedure, the GUI component only presented the friendly
    'deviceName' to identify peer devices, which is completely under attacker
    control. Furthermore the 'deviceName' is transmitted in cleartext in UDP
    broadcast messages for all other nodes in the network segment to see.
    Therefore malicious devices can attempt to confuse users by requesting a
    pairing under the same 'deviceName' to gain access to a system.
    
    Now, a sha256 fingerprint of the concatenated public keys of the two involved
    certificates is displayed. In the initial popup, a prefix of 8 hex digits of
    the fingerprint is displayed. The full fingerprint is reachable via an
    additional "view key" button.
    
    References:
    - https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27700
    - https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/11/30/1
    - https://lists.opensuse.org/archives/list/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./thread/7S5MEH3CXBXVT2KJAPUZFFUHVVXK6BN7/
    
    SRPMS:
    - 7/core/kdeconnect-kde-1.3.4-2.2.mga7
    

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